Polish Sorrel Soup / Zupa Szczawiowa (Lazy Way)

This is a lazy way of preparing Polish sorrel soup, using ready chopped sorrel from the jar rather than fresh one. On the positive note, this way it can be enjoyed all year around, not only in Summer.

For traditional (my mum’s) version take a look here:  Polish Sorrel Soup from Scratch.

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  • about 3 l of boiling water
  • 4 large vegetable cubes (10 g each)
  • 280 g jar of chopped sorrel
  • 750 g potatoes (peeled, cubed)
  • 2 – 3 carrots (peeled, halved lengthwise)
  • 1 parsnip (peeled, halved lengthwise)
  • few garlic cloves (chopped) or some garlic powder
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • sea salt – to taste
  • black peppercorns
  • hard boiled eggs – to serve
  • soured cream – to serve

sorrel in a jar


  1. To the large pot add cubes, boiling water, carrots, parsnips, potatoes, olive oil and garlic.
  2. Cook until potatoes are ready.
  3. Stir in chopped sorrel and cook couple of minutes longer.
  4. Season to taste with salt and freshly cracked pepper.
  5. Share to the plates.
  6. Serve topped with dollop of sour cream and halved hard-boiled eggs.

Makes 6 servings.


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Your thoughts…

  1. Julie Corinne Cox says:

    Do you drain the sorrel?

  2. Władysław Łoś says:

    No garlic for God’s sake it it has to be a Polish dish!

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