This hearty Ukrainian Buckwheat Soup Recipe combines soup bones, mixed vegetables, and roasted buckwheat for a healthy, wholesome, and delicious soup (with lots of leftovers!)

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Buckwheat Soup

Buckwheat soup might be something you have never heard of and I feel like it is my duty to share with you. This is true Ukrainian soup I grew up with, still make to this day, and that my kids love (same story with my Ukrainian borscht)! Buckwheat gives soup such a nutty and distinct flavour, you gotta try! I promise you will love it!

I love adding hearty grains to meals like this. I’ve already shared a buckwheat stir fry, quinoa stew, beef barley soup, and Instant Pot chicken and rice soup.

To flavor this buckwheat soup, traditionally fried onions, carrots, and celery are used. Potatoes and buckwheat add healthy carbs and “fill” the soup. And fresh herbs like dill or parsley for another level of flavour.

Jar of Buckwheat

You might have seen buckwheat in a bulk section of the store, which is raw and green in colour. What you really need to look for to make proper buckwheat soup is “kasha” aka roasted buckwheat. You can find it in European delis, health food stores and Amazon). It is crucial that you buy ROASTED buckwheat!

This buckwheat soup is so delicious, I have been making it all my life and am yet to remember the time I disposed of any leftovers. Never happens.

Even better, it has even more depth of flavor with the use of soup bones. Want more uses for these? why not make Instant Pot bone broth or chicken bone broth?!

How to Make Buckwheat Soup

  1. In a large stock pot, add enough cold water to cover the bones along with bay leaves and peppercorns. Cover with lid half way and bring to a boil on medium heat. Reduce heat to low and cook for 1 hour, straining the foam occasionally (if any). Soup bones in pot
  2. Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add onion, celery and carrots, saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sauteing carrots, onions, celery in pot
  3. Transfer to a pot along with potatoes, buckwheat, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil on medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes. Dutch oven on stove
  4. Add dill and serve hot hot with a slice of good bread. Ukrainian Buckwheat Soup

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Buckwheat Soup

Ukrainian Buckwheat Soup Recipe with soup bones, vegetables and roasted buckwheat. Healthy, wholesome and delicious soup that makes enough for leftovers.
5 from 3 votes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 150
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • In a large stock pot, add enough cold water to cover the bones along with bay leaves and peppercorns. Cover with lid half way and bring to a boil on medium heat. Reduce heat to low and cook for 1 hour, straining the foam occasionally (if any).
  • Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add onion, celery and carrots, saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Transfer to a pot along with potatoes, buckwheat, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil on medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Add dill and serve hot hot with a slice of good bread.

Notes

  • Store: Refrigerate in a pot for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze: In an airtight container for up to 3 months.
  • Do not buy raw (light colour) buckwheat, it has to be toasted.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 412mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g
Course: Soup and Stew
Cuisine: American Ukrainian
Author: Olena Osipov
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Welcome! I grew up in Ukraine watching my grandma cook with simple ingredients. I have spent the last 11 years making it my mission to help you cook quick and easy meals for your family!

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Comments

  1. I’m a little confused. When you say soup bones. Are you referring to just bones that you already cooked and have frozen? Or meat with bones still on them?

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