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Polish sauerkraut soup is a simple yet hearty recipe that’s just perfect to enjoy on a cold day. Also known as kapusniak, this sauerkraut soup is naturally vegan and can be easily customized to your liking.

A bowl of polish sauerkraut soup

From time to time, I like to try out soups that seem quite unusual but end up being so delicious that I end up cooking them again and again.

This Polish sauerkraut soup is one of those recipes. Made with very simple ingredients, this soup is called “kapusniak” in Polish, and it’s just the perfect thing to try if you love all things sauerkraut.

Polish Sauerkraut Soup (Kapusniak)

vegan dish with potatoes

Polish sauerkraut soup is a simple yet hearty recipe that’s just perfect to enjoy on a cold day. Also known as kapusniak, this sauerkraut soup is naturally vegan and can be easily customized to your liking.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 medium leek, white and light green parts only, finely sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1 medium parsnip, diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 6-8 juniper berries
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 400 g (1 lb) sauerkraut, drained
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 500 g)
  • 1.5 litres (6 cups) vegetable stock
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven and sauté the onion for 2-3 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Add the leek, carrot and parsnip and continue to cook for 8-10 minutes until the veggies soften.
  3. Stir in the garlic, caraway seeds, marjoram, allspice, juniper berries and bay leaves and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the sauerkraut and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes. Next, add a ladle of veggie stock and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the potatoes and the rest of the stock and simmer on a low heat for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
  6. Season to taste and serve with rye bread or your favourite crusty bread.

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 513mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 6gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g

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