Lima Bean and Sauerkraut Soup

Lima Bean and Sauerkraut Soup

Lima Bean and Sauerkraut Soup

It isn’t the prettiest soup, but it sure is unique and flavorful and perfect for a cold weather meal. With plenty of sauerkraut left over from my Reuben Latkes, this Sauerkraut Soup was on the menu!

Sauerkraut soup, also known as kapuśniak in Polish, is a traditional Eastern European dish that features fermented cabbage as a key ingredient.

Kapuśniak typically contains a variety of vegetables such as carrots, onions, and potatoes. These vegetables add sweetness and depth to the soup. Instead of potatoes, this version features plump large lima beans. A good source of protein and fiber – large lima beans have a creamy texture, and a slightly sweet, buttery flavor.

Smoked sausage or kielbasa are often added to sauerkraut soup too, but this one is intentionally meatless. It’s a great comfort food, and many variations of the recipe exist, allowing for personal preferences and regional differences.

Dill is popular in Polish cuisine – bright and grassy, herbaceous and aromatic, fresh dill enhances the overall sensory experience of soup. And here, a generous dollop of sour cream balances out the sauerkraut. Homemade artisan bread with butter is the perfect accompaniment for dunking in the savory sour broth.

Lima Bean and Sauerkraut Soup

Lima Bean and Sauerkraut Soup Recipe

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Dill Pickle Soup with Homemade Pickles

Dill Pickle Soup with Homemade Pickles🥒 Dill Pickle Soup with Homemade Pickles 🥒

It seems almost everybody is skeptical when they first hear about this soup. Myself included. Dill Pickle Soup? Hmmm…

Polish in origin and dating back to a time before refrigeration when pickling was a common way to preserve food, this now trending soup is simultaneously creamy and tangy, compelling and comforting. The interesting flavor combination and various textures make for one unique bowl of deliciousness. And, yes, you can enjoy zupa ogórkowa in the summer. The Poles do.

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