Okroshka (Chilled Buttermilk Soup with Herbs)

Okroshka (Chilled Buttermilk Soup with Herbs) Recipe
Okroshka (Chilled Buttermilk Soup with Herbs)Simon Bajada

This take on okroshka, a classic summer soup named after the Russian word kroshit, meaning "to crumble," uses tangy kefir or buttermilk as a base and is filled with heaps of torn fresh herbs. Grated horseradish and spicy mustard add a gentle backnote to the soup. If you can't find quail eggs or don't have the patience to peel them, hard-boil chicken eggs and cut them into quarters.