Super Easy Chłodnik – Polish Yoghurt Soup with Beets & Dill

This is the easiest (and the laziest) Chłodnik recipe you will probably ever come across, even easier than Easy Chłodnik we made previously, and definitely easier than Chłodnik from Scratch.  Despite being so uncomplicated, it tastes delicious, especially on hot summer days!

There are couple of Polish seasonal recipes that I have fond memories of and chłodnik is definitely one of them, along the dill potatoes, bób and yellow string beans topped with breadcrumbs.

Polish cold soup with beets


  • 1000 ml natural yoghurt
  • 600 g ready cooked beetroot (diced)
  • small bunch of dill / about 25 g (chopped)
  • 200 g radishes (diced)
  • half a cucumber (diced)
  • milk – optional 
  • salt & pepper – to taste

Chlodnik recipe


  1. Combine all of the ingredients together. Depending on the yoghurt, add also some milk if the soup is too thick.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Leave aside in the fridge for couple of hours before serving for the flavours to develop.
  4. Serve chilled on it’s own or with some boiled eggs added to the soup.

Makes 5 – 6 servings.

how to make chlodnik traditional Polish yogurt and beetroot soup


Save all of the juices while chopping beetroot and add them to the soup as well for more intense colour.

Prepare the soup in advance and store in the fridge overnight, it will taste even better.

Replace yoghurt with cultured buttermilk for even healthier dish.


Traditionally the soup is served with halved hard boiled eggs floating on the top of the soup.

For more recipe ideas take a look at our Summer recipesPolish recipes and soups.

I’m still yet to make dishes inspired by my newly discovered ancestral cultures (other than Polish), in meantime I’m submitting my Chłodnik recipe to the Inheritance Recipes hosted in August by Solange as it is traditional Polish dish that I always loved.

traditional recipes link-up

Your thoughts…

  1. thank you, I love the composition and indeed it looks super easy

  2. Thank you Solange! :)
    I bought this cup in Poland, it has been made in Bolesławiec, famous pottery factory Poland.

  3. Amazing! It looks simple and healthy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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