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)