Okroshka

by mary on August 16, 2014

okroshka with cucumber, potato, radish, and avocado

okroshka with cucumber, potato, radish, and avocado

On a streak with the summer soups! This is my version of a Russian summer soup that was originally made with kvass, a beverage fermented from rye bread. In Soviet times Russians began to make the soup with other ingredients like kefir instead. This would be ‘Soviet okroshka‘ except for the avocado which must make it West Coast American okroshka (smile).  Not traditional, but good. I prefer the kefir thinned with water. Since this is a soup for summer when new potatoes are in season, Read the article →

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