Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel Recipe from Belarus

Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel

Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel Recipe from Belarus
Region / culture: Belarus | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 4


Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel
Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel

Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel is a traditional Russian cold soup that is perfect for hot summer days. This refreshing and tangy soup is packed with fresh ingredients and is sure to become a favorite in your household.


Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel has been a popular dish in Russia for centuries. Sorrel, a leafy green herb with a tart flavor, is the star ingredient in this soup. It is believed that this soup originated in the rural areas of Russia, where sorrel grows abundantly in the wild.


How to prepare

  1. Sort the sorrel, shred it, boil it in salted water, and let it cool.
  2. Add finely cut fresh cucumbers, hard-boiled eggs, and green onion rubbed together with salt.
  3. Before serving, season with sour cream and sprinkle with minced dill.


  • Add boiled potatoes or radishes for extra texture and flavor.
  • Substitute the sour cream with Greek yogurt for a lighter version of the soup.
  • Add a dash of hot sauce or paprika for a spicy kick.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to thoroughly wash the sorrel before using it in the soup to remove any dirt or debris.

- To enhance the flavor of the soup, you can add a splash of lemon juice or vinegar.

- For a creamier texture, you can blend the soup in a blender before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel chilled, garnished with fresh dill and a dollop of sour cream. It pairs well with crusty bread or boiled potatoes.

Cooking Techniques

The key to making Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel is to let the flavors meld together by allowing the soup to chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

Ingredient Substitutions

If sorrel is not available, you can substitute it with spinach or watercress for a similar tangy flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Just be sure to stir well before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the soup in chilled bowls or glasses for an elegant presentation. Garnish with a sprig of fresh dill or a slice of cucumber for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

This soup pairs well with a crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. It also goes well with a light beer or sparkling water.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, simply pour into a saucepan and heat gently over low heat until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel contains around 150 calories.


Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel is a low-carb dish, with approximately 10 grams of carbohydrates per serving.


This soup is a moderate source of fats, with around 8 grams of fat per serving.


Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel provides a good amount of protein, with approximately 6 grams per serving.

Vitamins and minerals

This soup is rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin C, vitamin A, and iron from the sorrel and other fresh ingredients.


This recipe contains eggs and dairy (sour cream), so it may not be suitable for those with allergies to these ingredients.


Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel is a nutritious and well-balanced dish that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals.


Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel is a delicious and nutritious cold soup that is perfect for summer. Packed with fresh ingredients and bursting with flavor, this soup is sure to become a favorite in your household. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I knew it was something I had to try. It was a warm summer day and I was visiting my friend Olga in her small village in Russia. Olga had invited me over for lunch and as I walked into her cozy kitchen, I was greeted by the most amazing aroma.

Olga was busy chopping vegetables and stirring a pot on the stove. I asked her what she was making and she smiled and said, "Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel, a traditional Russian cold soup that is perfect for hot summer days." I had never heard of this soup before, but as I watched Olga work her magic in the kitchen, I knew I had to learn how to make it.

Olga graciously agreed to teach me her family recipe for Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel. She explained that the key to this soup is using fresh, seasonal ingredients and letting the flavors meld together overnight in the refrigerator. She showed me how to wash and chop the sorrel, cucumbers, radishes, and green onions, and how to mix them together with kefir, sour cream, and a dash of salt and pepper.

As we sat down to enjoy the soup, I was amazed by the refreshing taste and the vibrant green color. The sorrel added a tangy twist to the creamy base, and the crunchy vegetables provided a nice contrast in texture. I couldn't get enough of this delicious soup and I knew that I had to add it to my repertoire of recipes.

When I returned home, I immediately set to work recreating Olga's Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel. I eagerly chopped the vegetables, mixed the ingredients together, and let the soup chill in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, I invited my family over for lunch and served them this cold soup. They were blown away by the flavors and textures, and they begged me to make it again soon.

Over the years, I have continued to make Olga's Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel for my family and friends. I have added my own twist to the recipe by experimenting with different herbs and spices, but the basic concept remains the same. This soup has become a staple in my kitchen, especially during the hot summer months when I crave something light and refreshing.

I have shared this recipe with many people over the years, passing it down from generation to generation. It brings me joy to see others enjoy this traditional Russian soup as much as I do. Whenever I make Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel, I think of Olga and the wonderful memories we shared in her kitchen that sunny summer day.

As I sit here writing this story, I can't help but smile at the thought of all the people who have tasted and loved this soup. I am grateful to Olga for introducing me to this recipe and inspiring me to continue cooking and sharing my love of food with others. Chaladnik Khaladnik with Sorrel will always hold a special place in my heart, reminding me of the power of good food and good friends.


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