FoodRediscover your childhood: The secret to recreating grandma's iconic pickle soup

Rediscover your childhood: The secret to recreating grandma's iconic pickle soup

Cucumber soup.
Cucumber soup.
Images source: © Adobe Stock | Monika

3:48 PM EST, January 4, 2024

When we reminisce our fond childhood years, not only do certain events come to mind, but also specific tastes and dishes we savored as kids.

From that period, I recall the taste of baked bread, cheese pancakes with homemade jam, and pickle soup prepared by my beloved grandma. If you have similar associations, I have good news for you. In just a few moments, you'll discover how to recreate the taste of this iconic childhood soup.

How to recreate the iconic pickle soup

I increasingly realize that the internet is a true treasure trove of knowledge. You can find numerous sources of inspiration and useful tips. As cooking is my greatest passion, I continually search for interesting information to use in my culinary adventures.

While browsing online, I came across a brilliant instructional video on TikTok. The author of the recording, gotujzdiego, expertly demonstrated how to prepare a delicious pickle soup, just like our grandmas did. A tried-and-tested recipe awaits you. An important factor to note is the key to success lies in adding homemade broth to the soup. With this addition, your recipe is sure to taste divine right from the start. The soup ends up being much more flavorful and distinct. This combination is genuinely unforgettable!

Grandma's pickle soup according to Diego Gorrion's recipe


Tiktoker Diego shared a recipe for cucumber soup.
Tiktoker Diego shared a recipe for cucumber soup.© TikTok | @gotujzdiego
  • Pickles
  • Broth
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Allspice
  • Bay leaf
  • Carrot
  • Parsley
  • Potatoes
  • Butter
  • Cream
  • Fresh dill
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Start the recipe by melting butter in a heated pot.
  2. Peel and finely chop onions and garlic, then add them to the pot.
  3. Don't forget to add bay leaves and allspice.
  4. After a few minutes of sautéing, add peeled and finely cubed: carrot, parsley, and potatoes.
  5. Add the broth and cook until the vegetables soften. This should take about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, grate the pickles and sauté them in melted butter for approximately 5 minutes until they caramelize. Then, add the pickles to the boiling soup.
  7. Finally, temper the soup with cream. For this step, gradually add a bit of broth from the pot to a bowl with cream and stir well. Slowly add this mixture into the pot.
  8. Garnish the soup with fresh dill, just like our grandmothers did. Lastly, season the soup with salt and pepper according to your taste. Bon appétit!

Before we part ways, let me know which dish reminds you the most of your childhood. Is it the pickle soup or perhaps something completely different?

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