There is no better meal to eat in summer than a cold soup!
The summers in Poland certainly can get warm and as soon as they did, my mother prepared that soup! Beet greens are seasonal, therefore the soup could only be made from late May until July. If we were lucky, we ate that soup more then once a year, if not: not at all. But each time I have seen it on the plate I was really happy and I am pretty sure that it was because we had it pretty rarely and I liked it very much.
Chlodnik Litewski is polish and lithuenian meal. Traditionally there was boiled crayfish or meat added to the soup, but I prefer it as a vegetarian meal. On the other hand my husband would be happier, if there were few pieces of chicken in it 🙂 But we are not going to tell him that this is an option, are we?;)