A low carb version of a traditional Polish dish, dill pickle soup is the perfect treat for any dill pickle lovers in your life.
Growing up in a largely Polish community in the states means I’ve been exposed to some fairly delicious meals. Oddly, pickle soup, or Zupa Ogórkowa, wasn’t one of them. I only discovered the connection to the Polish community after I started researching pickle based soups because of my love of crisp pickled cucumbers.
One thing I discovered in my research is a traditional Polish pickle soup uses potatoes or rice. Obviously not a low carb friendly addition, so my version obviously eliminated this ingredient. I added ham to give the soup a bit more bulk, and sour cream to give a nod toward the dill pickle roll ups I adore. Finally, I decided some mild cheddar needed to be added because the soup was a bit on the sharp side and the cheese toned it down some.
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Melt butter in 3 qt soup pot over medium heat. Add onions, celery, ham, and pickles. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions and celery are tender.
Add chicken broth, pickle juice, garlic, celery seed, dill, salt, and pepper. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium low and add heavy cream, sour cream, and cheese. Stir in xanthan gum slowly, gently sprinkling it over the surface to avoid clumps. Cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Dill Pickle Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181Calories from Fat 120
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 8.7g54%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.3g
Vitamin A 39.6IU1%
Vitamin C 3.8mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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