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Dill Pickle Soup

Dill Pickle Soup

Dill Pickle Soup

Dill Pickle Soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup dill pickles, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pickle juice (from the pickle jar)
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup milk or heavy cream (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (optional, for thickening)
  • Chopped fresh dill for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Prepare Ingredients: Chop the onions, carrots, celery, garlic, potatoes, and dill pickles.
  2. Saute Vegetables: In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onions, carrots, celery, and garlic. Saute until the vegetables are softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add Broth: Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  4. Add Potatoes: Add the diced potatoes to the pot. Cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Add Pickles and Juice: Stir in the chopped dill pickles and the pickle juice. The pickle juice adds a tangy flavor to the soup.
  6. Season: Add the dried dill weed, salt, and pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning according to your preference.
  7. Optional Thickening: If you prefer a thicker soup, you can make a roux by mixing 2 tablespoons of flour with a bit of water to form a paste. Stir the paste into the soup and cook until it thickens slightly.
  8. Add Milk or Cream (Optional): For a creamier texture, stir in 1 cup of milk or heavy cream. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  9. Adjust Consistency: If the soup is too thick, you can add more broth or water to reach your desired consistency.
  10. Garnish and Serve: Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with chopped fresh dill, if desired. Serve the dill pickle soup hot and enjoy!

This unique soup combines the tangy flavor of dill pickles with the comforting warmth of a classic soup. Feel free to adjust the ingredients and seasonings based on your taste preferences.

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