Russian Green Bean and Potato Soup
This is a recipe that I found in a vegetarian cookbook years ago. I have modified it to my liking and have made it ever since. It's a hearty soup with a great flavor. Add seasonal veggies for more variety. Enjoy!
This is a recipe that I found in a vegetarian cookbook years ago. I have modified it to my liking and have made it ever since. It's a hearty soup with a great flavor. Add seasonal veggies for more variety. Enjoy!
This soup was the greatest in taste and the whole family loved it!!! I added more to it though....two cloves of garlic with the onions...and then added frozen corn and portabella mushrooms.....and did do the whole can of kaurt! wonderful flavor and the next day is even better!! Thank you so much for the recipe..will use all the time!Read More
I was really looking forward to this soup but sort of dissapointed :( It took alot of work! Cutting the potatoes, onions, green beans, dill, carrots (I added). And all the steps to cook it all...and after all that, the flavor just didn't excite. It looks wonderful and is full of fresh veggies and herbs, so I ate it, but it was the few dashes of hot sauce that made it worth eating. It's a great idea for a soup but just not crazy with the flavor. Either it's missing something or my American taste buds just can't appreciate this foreign recipe. I wish I felt differently. My husband wouldn't eat it, he felt even more strongly against the flavor than I did. At least my mom liked it enough to take it off my hands because it was ALOT of effort and I didn't want it to go to waste.Read More
This soup was the greatest in taste and the whole family loved it!!! I added more to it though....two cloves of garlic with the onions...and then added frozen corn and portabella mushrooms.....and did do the whole can of kaurt! wonderful flavor and the next day is even better!! Thank you so much for the recipe..will use all the time!
I've been making this recipe for years. I love the unusual combination of flavors. I add a full can of sauerkraut (I never know what to do with what is left over anyway) and to make this a soup for my meat eating husband, I added sliced smoked sausage. It goes really well with rye bread--especially if you make croûtons to put in the soup.
This is so unusual and GOOD! I don't rewrite other folk's recipes on here, I follow them as written if I'm going to rate them. I did have to make an adjustment on this by using white instead of wheat flour because I wasn't going to buy a bag of wheat flour for just 2T to use in this recipe. (I don't like the texture of wheat). I can't imagine it making a big enough difference to matter. This is just so different and delicious on this chilly day!!!
Strong flavors...not a soup for every day, but great when you're tired of chili and chicken noodle. I made this with soy sour cream and rice flour for my wheat/dairy free husband and added carrots. Use lots of dill, it goes will with the sauerkraut and leaves pretty green flecks everywhere. Also great with swiss cheese grated on top.
THIS IS A VERY GOOD SOUP. I USED CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP INSTEAD OF SOUR CREAM.
I thought this was quite nice, we absolutely loved the sauerkraut in there - not something you often use in soup. It went really well with the green beans, and along with the sour cream and dill it gave the soup a nice fresh taste. My only problem is that with the addition of flour it came out too thick and stewy for us. I reckon the starch in the potatoes would thicken the soup enough. I'll remember that next time I make this.
Very nice soup, a clove of garlic (minced)is a good addition or alternatively some garlic powder. I made it for the first time today and it turned out a little salty (I didn't add any salt but the juice of the souerkraut was maybe too much...) Will make it again and will watch for the saltiness.
I made this soup for an older Russian woman that I know and her kids said she loved it! I added mushrooms and about a cup of half & half.
I was really looking forward to this soup but sort of dissapointed :( It took alot of work! Cutting the potatoes, onions, green beans, dill, carrots (I added). And all the steps to cook it all...and after all that, the flavor just didn't excite. It looks wonderful and is full of fresh veggies and herbs, so I ate it, but it was the few dashes of hot sauce that made it worth eating. It's a great idea for a soup but just not crazy with the flavor. Either it's missing something or my American taste buds just can't appreciate this foreign recipe. I wish I felt differently. My husband wouldn't eat it, he felt even more strongly against the flavor than I did. At least my mom liked it enough to take it off my hands because it was ALOT of effort and I didn't want it to go to waste.
I really enjoyed this soup. MY SON enjoyed this soup and he is a very picky eater. I shared this recipe with my neighbor and her family loved it as well. This one is a keeper for sure. Thank you
I REALLY wanted to love this soup because I LOVE all of the ingredients. I didn't ~ I can't actually say it is bad because we ate it for dinner but I can't say it was good either. I tried to think of it as if I was at at restaurant ... Would I order it again? Most likely not. Sorry!!
For some reason this intrigued me. However, nobody including myself liked it. But, thats not to say YOU may not like it. I think it was just too weird for our tastebuds..LOL
Excellent! All the flavors really work together and make this a tasty, unique soup. The broth is delicious with that tang from the sauerkraut. Only changes were to add fresh garlic and mushrooms and a little skim milk. Thanks! :)
Excellent! I made the recipe as is. I added about a cup of diced cooked ham to it ONLY because I had it left over from the day before. If some of you think it's too sour, add a couple of teaspoons of sugar to it. My hubby adds vinegar to almost every kind of soup I make so this will be one of his favorites! Thanks Idealnut, you made his day.
This soup is hearty and delish. If you're scared of adding sauerkraut, then just cut up some fresh cabbage and it will be just as delicious. Don't forget the dill!
Very tasty! I ended up using the full can of sauerkraut and added carrots and portabella mushrooms. Don't skip the sauerkraut..it adds its own demention. For the men..I add some smoked sausage for a heartier meal. Serve with some good rye bread.
I love to try new things so I thought why not give this recipe a try? It smelled delicious and looked delicious but I just was not a fan at all. I know for a fact when my husband gets home he is not going to be happy with it either. I have two boys who aren't picky eaters and they disliked it as well. I do want to thank you for sharing your recipe though. I'm glad so many others enjoyed it but def is something I will not make again.
I would not make this again. I don't even have recommendations on improving it. Just make a different soup.
Excellent soup but it is not truly Russian. It originated in Ukriane. It takes some preparation but the end resuly is worth the labor!
I love this soup. I was kinda freaked out about adding the sauerkraut, not usually a fan, but it's what makes the soup IMO. I didn't have any fresh dill so I used approx. 1 tsp. of dried. Also, I had frozen organic green beans that I just broke into pieces and I thought it worked great. Served with buttermilk biscuits, which went perfectly cuz of the slight tang from the buttermilk. Will be making this soup ALL winter!
This was a great weeknight meal. I added any leftover veggies I had in the fridge! A carrot and a bit of celery. I didn't have saurkraut or dill, but it was great without it! Add the sour cream and flour seperatly! And add more water/broth.
I made this tonight and definitely overate as I had 2 bowls. I find this a truely addictive soup. I do not think that it would be the same with canned beans so would recommend that if fresh is not available use frozen but I think fresh is best. Thank you for the recipe, this will be a new go to comfort soup.
If you like sauerkraut, then go for it! Otherwise, probably won't be a new favorite. I really enjoyed this soup, nobody else I was feeding went for it though...
Perfect - I did leave out the flour and used dried dill. This is a keeper!
I made it exactly like the recipe and found this soup to be too tangy. I guess it was the sauerkraut. I will not be making it again.
My boyfriend and I loved this soup. The only thing I did differently is add some cooked bacon left over from breakfast and a little extra sauerkraut and dill, also lots of ground black pepper. I will be making this one again and again! Thank you for the recipe.
Printed this recipe out last winter in anticipation of fresh green beans from the garden. Why did I wait so long??? Made last night (after picking 8 oz. of beans in 100 degree sun) and followed the directions to the T (very unusual for me). This needs absolutely no changes. Hubby and I both loved and will add to our regular rotaton with emphasis on these summer beans.
This is an awesome recipe, my wife loved it she's from central europe so it reminded her of Ma...made as written
This was really yummy! Made it for a crowd on Halloween and all were impressed! Can't wait to try it again tomorrow :)
My Slovak-Russian background has a very similar soup, "Omachku" made with Ham, Green Beans, and Potato seasoned with dill & pickle juice.... I'll post the recipe.
Excellent soup. Proportions were perfect for may palate in any case. Tangy and very savory. Would go well with perhaps a poached fish lightly garnished.
This soup is a great entree for "meatless Monday". I added carrots, garlic, and a little leftover vegetable medley. I served it with rye bread. My husband and son gave the recipe a "thumbs up" as did I.
Absolutely delicious. I only added more fresh dill and we all had seconds. Will be making this one on a regular basis. Kudos to Idealnut
Simple, quick and delicious!!
very bland. I tried to spiff it up but just couldn't get any good flavors going
My husband and I absolutely loved this soup - It's my new favourite soup!! I've made it twice so far, exactly as stated, and we both went back for seconds! I made sure to get fresh green beans and chop them up - Not sure how canned or frozen would taste.
This soup was just right with about 1/2 lb. andouille sausage I had left over. That gave it some punch. Very good soup!
This was great! I added Polish Sausage.
Fantastic! I made this for my parents and they both went back for seconds! I wasn't sure how the sauerkraut would be since I've never had any before, but it tasted great. It wasn't too strong, but you definitely know it's in there - in a good way. And the fresh dill makes all the difference. I set out to make this recipe as is but ended up experimenting a little for extra fun. Boiled the potatoes in a separate pot for a few minutes while sauteing the onions and green beans with a dash of turmeric and garlic; when potatoes were starting to get tender, I drained them, sprinkled them with thyme and turmeric, and let them sit for a few minutes. Then added the onions, green beans, and some mushrooms to the pot with the potatoes and followed the rest of the directions on the recipe. Served with hot pumpernickel bread. Will definitely make this again. Thanks Idealnut!
Just made this soup on the first cold autumn day, and boy did it go over well in my household!! The strange combination of ingredients had me intrigued, and since I love sourkraut I wanted to try it (I am pregnant and like sour stuff more than usual). It was really really really good!! I added 8 cups of broth (4 chicken and 4 beef) and was glad I did. Otherwise my version would have had no liquid. I also added an entire can of sourkraut per someone suggestion and it was great. Added tons of fresh dill.....just kept adding until I thought it was enough. Defintitely more than 1 tbls. If you like unique flavors, this soup is for you!!
After a trip to the farmer's market left me with more new potatoes and green beans than I knew what to do with, this recipe was my saving grace. I had almost everything on hand but the sauerkrat and fresh dill and it all came together beautifully! I'm no culinary expert, but my roommates who tried this sure couldn't tell. They ate so many bowls I was really worried I wouldn't have leftovers (I was counting on this pot of soup lasting me through the week!). It hits the spot on a cold day, lemme tell ya! I added tons of black pepper to really give it some flavor (which was a bit lacking before the salt and pepper, perhaps because I used light sour cream and veggie stock). I plan to make this soup again this week. It's easy, keeps well, and costs hardly anything at all. Plus, how am I gonna get rid of all this fresh dill otherwise?!
great soup second day
This was a great soup. Loved the dill flavor.
Well...I really wanted to like this soup and in theory I should have since I like all the ingredients separately. Together, however...not so much. No one else cared for it, either. Maybe we're just not adventurous enough?
This reminds me of soup my grandmother made for my German grandfather who was born in Russia. My husband and I really enjoyed it on this cold rainy night. As other reviewers did, I added the whole can of saurkraut. I used vegetable and chicken broth as I didn't have enough of either one. I plan to add a little smoked sausage when I serve the leftovers.
I wasn't so sure about this on my first bowl, fresh out of the pot. But honestly, the longer it has sat in my fridge, the better it is tasting (flavors are melding, perhaps?) and now I really like it. I made a couple minor changes: used all purpose instread of red potatoes, regular instead of whole wheat flour, and about a tablespoon of dried dill instead of fresh.
LOVE this soup....made it for a church soup/salad luncheon for 100....made a great large batch and everyone wanted the recipe.
Wow! So yummy! My mom used to make a variation of this green bean soup (we have Slovak & Russian heritage). This version is very interesting and absolutely delicious! Modifications - added fresh mushrooms that i sauteed with the onions (because i had them on hand), and basically adjusted the ingredient quantities to fit my giant soup pot. I was very hesitant to add the dill because usually the only place I like it is in pickles :) I decided to add only about a teaspoon, and I'm really glad I did. I know a lot of reviewers liked the dill, but if i would have put the entire tablespoon it would have ruined the dish for me. If you are on the fence about the dill, i'd say skip it. It's really good with just a little or none at all. Next time I don't plan on adding it.
OMG! It didn't sound very appetizing to my mom but I really wanted to try it. It was awesome! I made a huge pot and ate all of it in 2 days! Oh, I think it needs carrots and red pepper.
I made this soup for my Russian husband and Father-in-law. Both agreed they had never seen this type of soup in Russia, but we all liked it anyway. The only thing i did differently was add 2 carrots, 2 more cups of broth, and left out the dill (my husband is not a fan). The next day i added crumbled bacon on top, per my husband's request, and it was even better! Great recipe!
To me, this is a strange combination of food. I loved it. The only thing I changed was: I added 1 carrot & used canned green beans rinsed & chopped up.
Delicious! I added the whole can of sauerkraut and a little extra sour cream because I like those things. But it was absolutely delicious...
From my 3 teenagers - one gave it a 3, one a 4, and one a 5! The only modification I made was to add some cubed leftover ham. That with the sauerkraut made it too salty for the 15 year old palette. The 17 year old just wasn't impressed and wanted more "flavor." The 19 year old thought the soup was perfect and gave it the 5 stars! Mom thought it was a nice change of pace and rather enjoyed it.
I rate this among the best recipes I've made from the site. The only change I made was to add two tablespoons of butter. It was great with cornbread. We're going to try adding sausage -- maybe.
This is a nice change o pace. Smooth and creamy. Thanks, good flavor too
Most excellent!! My 11-year-old loved it too! I will make this again and again. I didn't change anything at all, but I think maybe some corn would be good in this too.
I'll admit i was a little apprehensive about this recipe but it turned out very good! I halved the recipe but it still made a lot of soup! I will likely make this again
DELICIOUS. Even my husband who is a VERY PICKY EATER loved it. Thanks for the great recipe!
This was an excellent soup!! The only change I made was to add minced garlic in with the onions. I added only the recommended amount of sauerkraut, but when I tried it, I wished I had put in the whole can! It was awesome!! You could easily put in more veggies, meat, whatever, and make it your own!
I made this for my family. It was edible but just barely - definitely NOT a 'keeper' for us.
Wonderful and unique mix of flavors. I added a 1/2 cup of mushrooms and used dry dill and the soup turned out great. Next time I'll add more mushrooms, more onion, and maybe some sweet sausage and sweet paprika.
Delicious! Followed the recipe, came out great!
Made this exactly as written and it was delicious. I used chicken stock. I am going to add beef sausage in the leftover soup and try that too! I have never had this type of soup before I really enjoyed the flavors! Thank you for submitting this recipe.
INTERESTING FLAVOUR, UNDESCRIBABLE OR COMPARABLE TO ANYTHING I HAVE EVER TASTED. vERY GOOD SOUP , NEXT TIME MAYBEi WILL ADD SOME BEEF CUBES TO MAKE IT MORE OF A STEW. I RECOMMEND FOR ALL WHO LIKE TO TRY NEW AND INTERESING FLAVOURS
I was quite intrigued by this recipe. I love trying Russia recipes. When I first tried it after it was finish cooking, I thought it was just okay. However, I took it for lunch and I thought it was fantastic. The only changes was veggie broth and dried dill. Yummy
Closely followed the recipe. Had to substitute 1 tablespoon dried dill for the fresh, and substituted frozen green beans for fresh. Otherwise followed the recipe. Served with crusty bread and old cheddar cheese on the side. My husband and I really liked this recipe, and we will make it again. Thank you for a real keeper!
This soup is quite unusual, but very good. I liked the combination of ingrediens, but I would have used less onion. Also don't be afraid to add dill (and even a lot of dill), because it's great for soups!
This was yummy and so good for us. We loved it just as it was. My husband is already asking for a repeat.
Awesome! Such a unique blend of flavours. My entire family, loves this. I will make it as one of our favourites time and time again.
I was looking for an equivalent to my mothers Eastern European favorite. This one is close enough from what I can remember.
I liked how the dish itself wasn't too hard to prepare, save chopping everything up. I didn't end up adding the sauerkraut and I thought it was a little bland. Going to try it with next time.
Loved it!! Only change based on others' input....3 cloves of garlic minced in with the onion. Added frozen corn and fresh sliced mushrooms to pot after potatoes and green beans. Used the required amount of saurkraut but more fresh dill (5-6 tablespoons)
A hearty and satisfying soup for the winter. Used fresh green beans but frozen or canned could be substituted. I also sauteed one large chicken breast (chopped into bite sized pieces) with the onion which my husband liked. I think it might also be good with chunks of ham. Wheat or white flour works with this recipe if you don't have wheat. The sauerkraut and dill give it a very full flavor and the potatoes make it more like a meal. Creamy and delicious! I'm definitely keeping this one in my repertoire of soup recipes.
What a delicious fall soup!!!!! I added smoked sausage so it was more like a stew. Used the whole 14oz can of saurkraut and 49.5oz can of chicken broth. Didn't want to waste. Also used white flour instead of wheat. Didn't want to buy a whole bag of Wheat flour for one recipe. I will definitely make this again!
Just made this wonderful soup - excellent flavor. Substituted Greek yogurt for sour cream, 1 tsp dried dill for the fresh and added red cabbage (turns soup purple). I made a double batch so I will try adding the turkey sausage suggested in some of the other reviews. Next batch I make, I will add more potatoes.
Best recipe for this soup I have found on the internet. Thanks for sharing.
This is simply marvelous. I adored it and so did my adult family. Not so sure it'd be for young kids. I didnt alter the recipee except to add some lean, organic sausage for the carnivores in the family. They said it was awesome.
Me and my husband loved this soup! I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out wonderfully, very tasty. The flavors in this soup are very typical of Eastern European soups and stews. This will become a new staple in our monthly menu!
This soup was great the whole family loved it. I did add diced ham one time also good. With or with out ham the soup is wonderful. this will be a regular at my house.
I loved it, as did my Polish mother in law. Husband hated it, but only because he doesn't like saurkrout. If you like the ingredients in this soup, I doubt you'll be disappointed.
I have made this soup many times and we just love it. I make it exactly the way it is written. My wife is from Russia and asks me to make this on cold days. Today will be one of those days. The people who didn't like this soup obviously made a mistake somewhere. I don't understand how a whole family could dislike this. Thanks!!!
My husband and I both loved this. Made exactly how the recipe says and it was so yummy! thanks
No complaints about being bland. It has a very distinct pickle and sauerkraut flavor.
I really enjoyed this soup. Very different. I love all the ingredients. I used dried dill because I didn't have fresh. I also used the whole can of sauerkraut. I used plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I think this soup will be even better the next day after the flavors meld.... I will make it again. Yummmm.
i LOVED this recipe! i did add corn, smoked sausage, and garlic.. but it was fantastic. i cooked a huge batch of it for people who helped me move and there is none left!
This soup was really delicious! My husband and I both liked the unique taste. I used dried dill from our organic food coop and the taste was superb. I think next time I will try adding bacon or ham.
This one of our perennial favorites. I must admit that years ago I added another ingredient...smoked sausage! Great either way but everyone loves the fresh smoked sausage in the soup ad it makes for a very hearty winter soup. Delicious!!!
This was really good! I added sausage, carrot, and a red pepper. Very different.
Tasty and easy soup with a lot of flavor. I added potatoes to thicken the soup instead of the flour since my husband is gluten sensitive and extra sauerkraut.
Absolutely wonderful! We added celery, carrots and zucchini, threw it all in the crockpot and cooked on low for 8 hours. At hour 7, added the flour and sour cream. Next time, will add some Italian sausage.
made this last night added garlic and cream of mushroom soup instead of the sour cream. my husband really liked it.
Sooooo good. I doubled the recipe from the start hoping it would be as good as I thought and it was. I added fresh green beans and fresh blackeyed peas. Very tasty! (I didn't have any dill so I added pickle juice)
Meh...won't make it again.
This soup is very good. Wonderful for a cold night with some warm bread. The only thing I did different was to add smoked sausage cut into rings. I left the peel on the red potato's. It was pretty and nutritious. I followed the recipe exactly, and it was wonderful. Well worth your trying....
My husband and I really enjoyed this soup. Made it just as is, It was great.
really simple...used canned pole beans...rinsed well and cut up cabbage, sauteed with the onions...added 1 1/2 T apple cider vinegar to twang it up...and left over potatoes from yesterday...really quick...nice. it is snowing here in South Carolina...so had to have soup...