Julia's pickle soup

    45 min

    I know what you think - can't possibly be edible. Believe me - it is beautiful. This is a Polish dish, a soup made of sour cucumbers, or pickles. You can buy a jar of them thinly sliced in Polish shops but if there is none in your area you can just slice pickles. I usually just make the soup from the vegetables and that's it, but you can throw a chicken stock cube in as well to make it more tasty if you want.


    Buskerud, Norway
    1 person made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 3 medium potatoes, peeled
    • 1 medium onion
    • 1 small celeriac
    • 1 parsnip
    • 1 carrot
    • 1 handful red lentils
    • 1 bunch celery
    • salt and black pepper, to taste
    • white pepper, to taste
    • chilli powder, to taste
    • 1 jar thinly sliced sour cucumbers
    • 2 tablespoons single cream

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Place 1.5 litres of water in a pot. Chop potatoes, onion, celeriac, parsnip and carrot and throw them in together with the lentils. Slice the celery into pieces and add that too. Add black and white pepper, salt and chilli.
    2. Bring to the boil, then turn down to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are soft enough to eat and generally all ingredients are cooked through. Only when everything is soft, throw the pickles in. If you got them sliced in a jar and there is the sour liquid in the jar too, no need to drain it, add that too. If you sliced your pickles yourself, don't add the water from the jar at all.
    3. Bring to boil and cook for a minute, just to make sure that it's heated through.
    4. Take it off the heat and add cream and stir.

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