Rating: 4.85 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Beet greens and spring veggies make a hearty soup in this traditional Polish recipe.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Trim greens and stems from beets. Thoroughly wash and chop greens and stems. Peel and cut beets into 1/2-inch cubes.

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  • Bring beets, chicken broth, leeks, celery root, carrots, and parsnips to a boil in a large pot. Add potatoes, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until vegetables are tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir beet greens and stems into soup and simmer until greens and stems are tender, about 5 minutes. Mix sugar, lemon juice, and salt into soup.

  • Stir sour cream and flour together in a bowl until smooth and thickened. Whisk 1 cup soup into sour cream mixture until smooth; pour sour cream mixture into soup and stir. Simmer soup until thickened slightly, about 1 minute. Add dill and remove pot from heat. Ladle soup into serving bowls and arrange 4 egg quarters in each bowl.

Cook's Notes:

You can make this soup up to 3 days ahead. Cool the soup uncovered, then cover and chill. Reheat, stirring occasionally, over medium-low heat. Wait to add the lemon juice until just before serving, otherwise it will turn your veggies a grayish-khaki color as they sit in the fridge.

Vegetable broth can be used in place of chicken broth, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

310 calories; protein 15g; carbohydrates 44g; fat 9g; cholesterol 221.6mg; sodium 902.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2017
It was delicious! I didn't have parsnips but used extra carrots and potatoes. I didn't add sugar and found it didn't need it because of the sweetness of the beets. I will definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2015
AWESOME! The real deal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2019
I'm not one to boast/post but I made this for my 2nd gen polish bf and it was amazing! I used a sweet potato so no added sugar needed...easy and delish! Thank you Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2019
This soup is awesome. My Polish grandma would be proud. I didn’t have parsnips so just added another carrot and potato. Yummy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2019
Delicious & doesn't taste weird or anyting. The eggs actually enhance the flavor somehow. Directions are easy to follow. All Ingredients are fresh, very impressive. I subbed in organic vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. A great Valentine's or Christmas dish because of the red, I think. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2021
This recipe worked well for me. I double it for leftovers. But I do not double the lemon juice, sugar, flour or sour cream . The veggies are al dente after 10-12 minutes after returning to a boil . Possibly type of range and material of pan makes a difference. With a double batch I cook the vegetables for 20-30 minutes, then add the beet greens. Would recommend Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2020
Made some substitutions according to things on hand - no parsnips( but I will keep them in mind just for this recipe), added some sliced mushrooms that were languishing in the fridge, used red onions instead of leeks, yogurt instead of sour cream and a couple tablespoons of flax seed meal instead of flour. Also I cooked it in my Instant Pot on high pressure for 8 min & a quick release. Really delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2021
This was good but not fantastic. I don’t think it was the recipe itself - I think it was how it was supposed to taste but the beet flavor was overwhelming to me. It needed some salt maybe or more broth. I was certainly glad I tried it though! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2021
I made a few substitutions, but the directions, sugar, lemon and sour cream slurry made it awesome. Read More