Light and refreshing this creamy chilled beet soup is a real summertime treat! Vegetarian, Healthy, Seasonal |
Chilled Beet and Yogurt Soup with Fresh Dill
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Light and refreshing this creamy chilled beet soup with yogurt and fresh dill is a real summertime treat!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Seasonal
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 113 kcal
Author: Abra Pappa, adapted from Ina Garten's Summer Borscht
  • 2.5 lbs. beets about 6 medium beets without tops
  • 2 cups finely diced cucumbers
  • 3 scallions sliced green and white top
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt I used 2%
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2.5 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill plus more for garnish
  1. Scrub beets well, place in a large pot of salted boiling water and cook until easily pierced with a fork (about 35-45 minutes depending on the size of the beets).

  2. Remove beets with a slotted spoon and set aside to cool. Strain beet cooking liquid through a fine sieve (or a cheesecloth over a colander) and allow to cool. You should have at least 4 cups of beet cooking liquid.

  3. When beets are cool enough to handle remove the skin by peeling with a small pairing knife or rubbing off with your hands. Reserve half of the beets for the "broth" and dice the other half and add to a large bowl with the diced cucumber, scallion, and dill.
  4. In a blender combine beet cooking liquid, yogurt, half of the beets, vinegar, maple syrup, and salt. Blend until smooth and well combined. Pour liquid into the bowl with chopped beets, cucumber, scallion, and dill.
  5. Cover and allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

  6. Serve chilled with an extra dollop of Greek yogurt and fresh dill.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Chilled Beet and Yogurt Soup with Fresh Dill
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 712mg31%
Potassium 598mg17%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 8.7mg11%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.