photo: Okroshka: Russian Summer Soup

Okroshka: Russian Summer Soup

Okroshka is the most common Russian summer dish, which has won an honorable place not only in the daily menu, but also at the festive tables. There is a great number of okroshka recipes, in the addition to the traditional set of vegetables, people sometimes resort to experiment by adding their favorite components. Today we will observe the recipe of okroshka with radish. Often we still feel hungry after having this delicacy, wanting some more and asking for seconds. Preparing okrshka with chicken broth, you make it a lot more satisfying and appetizing. The undeniable advantage of this cold soup is that the contact with a burner is minimized, mostly fresh vegetables are used and having cooked a whole pot of okroshka you can forget about a kitchen for the day.


  • Chicken fillet
    450 g
  • Cucumber
    3 pcs
  • Radish
    150 g
  • Egg
    5 pcs
  • Potato
    3 pcs
  • Dill
    - to taste
  • Green onion
    - to taste
  • Sour cream
    400 g
  • Lemon
    1 pcs
  • Water
    3 l
  • Salt
    - to taste


  • 1. At first you should cook meat - rinse it, put it in a pot, pour with filtered water, set on a stove, cook until tender (for about 10 minutes after the stage of active boiling) season water with salt. Then, get the fillets, let them cool completely, cut into pieces. Do not throw the broth, it will serve as a liquid base for okroshka, it also needs to be cooled.
  • 2. Pre-boil eggs hard, scrape the top part off, chop them into small cubes.
  • 3. Boiled in their skins potatoes cut into medium squares of the same size.
  • 4. Wash cucumbers, cut them lengthwise into thin slices, then into straws.
  • 5. Remove long roots from radish , cut it into small cubes.
  • 6. Load the prepared components in a large bowl.
  • 7. Rinse a generous handful of green onions and dill under cool water, shake drops off, chop finely, throw them into the pot.
  • 8. Pour the vegetables with cold chicken broth, throw the measured portion of sour cream in and mix intensively for the sour cream to dissolve in the water completely. The amount of salt define by yourself according to your taste. To balance the taste of okroshka, you need to add some sourness, squeeze the juice from a fresh lemon.
  • 9. The finished dish load in a refrigerator for a while to cool.