Traditional Seto Cold Summer Savoury broth. Seto Suulliim.

suulliim1 (7)Seto Suulliim means in direct translation suul= salt and liim= broth.  Savoury soup, salty broth, soup. So I used for translation this meaning.

I was born in Põlva. Põlva is the small town in Southeastern Estonia, in Setomaa. This region has become famous for her onions and cucumbers. Seto onions have a flat shape and a very strong flavour.
Until onions are not ready to spring onions are used for cold soup. Play and combine with ingredients, to get suitable flavours. This is Estonian, Seto version.

Setos (Seto: setokõsõq, setoq, Estonian: setud) are an indigenous ethnic and linguistic minority in south-eastern Estonia and north-western Russia. Setos are mostly Seto-speaking Orthodox Christians of Estonian nationality. The Seto language (like Finnish and Estonian) belongs to the Finnic group of the Uralic languages. The Setos seek greater recognition, rather than having their language considered a dialect of Estonian. Along with Orthodox Christianity, vernacular traditional folk religion is widely practised and supported by Setos.

Did you know there are dialects in different regions of Estonia? For example, the Setos in southern Estonia have their own dialect and their own kingdom, with about 12,000 speakers. Võru also has its own dialect with about 75,000 speakers. Both dialects are on the UNESCO list of threatened dialects.
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Traditional seto Cold Summer Savoury Soup. Seto Suulliim

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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A cold fresh, light, summer soup from eastern Estonia, Setomaa.

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  • 4 tomatoes
  • a handful of spring onions
  • a handful of cabbage, sliced
  • 4 cucumbers, peeled, sliced
  • 4 salted or fermented cucumbers
  • horseradish, salt, vinegar
  • 0,5-litre fermented milk

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  1. Slice cabbage into the stripes and squeeze the juice out. Add vinegar ( ca 1 teaspoon, or less), horseradish and salt. Taste and let set
  2. Peel and slice other ingredients.
  3. Mix everything together. Add fermented milk.

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6 thoughts on “Traditional Seto Cold Summer Savoury broth. Seto Suulliim.

  1. We are suffering from a heat wave currently. Your recipe looks soooo delicious, Ruta! It will enrich our water melon, BBQ & salad diet perfectly. Best wishes!

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