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


Recipe Summary

30 mins
20 mins
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6 servings


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


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

  • 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 30% DV; carbohydrates 44g 14% DV; fat 9g 14% DV; cholesterol 221.6mg 74% DV; sodium 902.6mg 36% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
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
Rating: 5 stars
AWESOME! The real deal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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
Rating: 5 stars
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
Rating: 5 stars
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