Happiness in a Bowl, Okroshka!






 

Happiness in a Bowl, Okroshka! - Wisdom's Webzine

 

Okroshka is a Russian cold soup dish. It is not only easy to make but also provides a refreshing coolness that makes your body and mind happy for a while. Plain ingredients from nature are put together to create this cold dish. It will bring a lot of happiness especially on hot summer days. When studying traditional food of each country, even when cultures and customs are different, I have found that people are happy to share food that they prepare with sincerity, while having conversations over the meal and gratitude for the great nature that has created such awesome ingredients. For those who lose their appetite due to the heat, let’s blow away the heat with Okroshka!

 

Ingredients (serving for 15)

Happiness in a Bowl, Okroshka! - Wisdom's Webzine

3 bottles plain kefir (1 bottle approx. 32 fl. oz.)

1 bottle water or sparkling water

8 mid-size steamed potatoes, diced

10 hardboiled eggs, diced

½ bunch spring onions, chopped and salted for about 10 minutes

½ ~ 1 bunch cilantro, chopped

2 branches dill, chopped

1-2 lemon

Ham/sausage upon your preference, diced

1 English cucumber, diced

Salt

Happiness in a Bowl, Okroshka! - Wisdom's Webzine

 

Method is simple as this: Mix them altogether- Pour the kefir, water, prepared veggies and hams. Then squeeze lemon and pour the juice. Add some salt upon your appetite. Serve with any bread you can enjoy!

Happiness in a Bowl, Okroshka! - Wisdom's Webzine