Kesäkeitto – Finnish Summer Vegetable Soup


There is a wide variety of soups available to enjoy, one of them is Kesäkeitto, which is a summer soup from Finland primarily sing veggies like carrots, potato, peas, dill, cauliflower, onions & green beans but even some other veggies per choice can be used.

This one is super easy to cook and incredible rich & delicious to have, this in itself is quite enough with breads as a complete meal sometimes. Made with veggies and hardly any other ingredients, this yummy soup is definitely worth a shot trying, I bet you will love it. All you need to do is to boil veggies in water & with butter, season with salt & pepper and then cook and make the sauce with milk, cream & all purpose flour. Doesn’t take much time. Try this!

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time              Total Time              Yields

20 mins                  25 mins                 45 mins                4 Serving


Potato – 6 small (washed, scrubbed clean & halved)

Onions – 8 small (peeled)

Carrots – 3 (peeled, cut into round slices)

Green beans – 10 (cut into ½ inch long pieces)

Cauliflower – 1 cup (cut into small florets)

Frozen peas – 1 cup

Spring onions – 1 (cut into thin slices)

Salt per taste

White pepper ground – ¼ teaspoon

All purpose four – 2 ½ tablespoons

Butter – 2 tablespoons

Cream – 1 ½ cups

Milk ½ cup

Fresh Cilantro or parsley – for garnishing

Fresh Dill – for garnishing

Fresh red radish slices – for garnishing

Water – 2 cups


  • In a large sauce pan, heat water and add halved potatoes, bring to a boil and slower the heat, simmer for 5-7 minutes. Now add cauliflower, green beans, carrots, onion along with salt, pepper, butter. Let it simmer further for 10-12 minutes. Now add peas and simmer for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the all purpose flour over the veggies, add milk & cream and mix well. Simmer for 4-5 minutes more till the sauce thickens.
  • Take off heat and serve, garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley, dill and radish slices & spring onions.

Note: Delicious creamy veggie soup is ready, it goes very well with salads or your choice of breads, mostly Finnish people like with rye bread & cheese & eggs etc. Enjoy, hyvää ruokahalua! (Bon Apatite in Finnish)

Happy Cooking!!


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