Refreshing Polish Pickle Soup (Zupa Ogórkowa) Recipe

by Jan Vasil
Refreshing Polish Pickle Soup (Zupa Ogórkowa) Recipe

Pickle Soup or Zupa Ogórkowa is a beloved Polish soup known for its refreshing and tangy flavors, making it a popular choice during the summer months.

This soup, with its blend of cucumbers, dill, and sour cream, not only offers a delightful taste but also provides a nutritious meal option filled with vitamins and probiotics.

Refreshing Polish Pickle Soup (Zupa Ogórkowa) Recipe

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Recipe by Jan Vasil Course: Dinner Recipes, Lunch Recipes, Recipe book


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  • 5 5 fresh cucumbers, grated

  • 3 3 pickles, finely chopped

  • 1 large 1 onion, diced

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic, minced

  • 4 cups 4 vegetable broth

  • 1 cup 1 sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons 2 fresh dill, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons 2 olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon 1 white vinegar

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Optional: Fresh dill and sour cream for garnish


  • Prepare the Base:
  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and garlic, and sauté for about 3-5 minutes until they become translucent.
  • Add the Cucumbers and Broth:
  • Stir in the grated cucumbers, pickles, and vegetable broth.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • Add the Remaining Ingredients:
  • Stir in the sour cream, dill, white vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook for an additional 5 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally to ensure all ingredients are well combined.
  • Serve:
  • Serve hot, garnished with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh dill if desired.

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Can I use dried dill instead of fresh dill?

Yes, you can substitute with 2 teaspoons of dried dill, though fresh dill is preferred for a brighter flavor.

What type of pickles should I use?

Dill pickles are the best choice for this recipe to maintain the traditional flavor.

Can I use chicken broth instead of vegetable broth?

Absolutely! Chicken broth can be used for a richer flavor.

How do I store leftover Zupa Ogórkowa?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave.

Can I freeze this soup?

It’s best enjoyed fresh, but it can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat gently to avoid curdling.

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