Soups

  • Recipe: Squash and bean stew with merkén

    Recipe: Squash and bean stew with merkén

    Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Servings: 8 to 10 Note: Merkén can be found at select cooking stores and gourmet markets, as well as online. 1 cup dry white beans 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed 1 onion, finely chopped 1 cup diced zucchini, chopped into small cubes 1 cup...

  • Recipe: Spinach soup with nutmeg and crème fraîche

    Recipe: Spinach soup with nutmeg and crème fraîche

      Spinach soup with nutmeg and crème fraîche Total time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from "A Year in My Kitchen" by Skye Gyngell Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our...

  • Recipe: Vegan 'clam' chowder

    Recipe: Vegan 'clam' chowder

      Vegan 'clam' chowder Total time: 1 hour, 35 minutes, plus overnight soaking time for the cashews Servings: 12 Note: This recipe calls for a commercial stove-top smoker; a heavy-duty roasting pan with a rack and lid can be substituted. This recipe uses small hardwood hickory chips or shavings;...

  • Beet poetry with borscht

    Beet poetry with borscht

    The soup lends itself to improvisation. Riffing on a family recipe opens up a new world of flavors.

  • Recipe: Spiced mushroom borscht

    Recipe: Spiced mushroom borscht

      Spiced mushroom borscht Total time: 2 hours Servings: 12 Note: This recipe requires cheesecloth and butchers twine to make a sachet. Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our food...

  • Recipe: Roasted cranberry borscht

    Recipe: Roasted cranberry borscht

      Roasted cranberry borscht Total time: 2 hours Servings: 8 to 12 Note: Garnish the soup with sour cream stirred with a little prepared horseradish (adjust the amount of horseradish to taste). Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would...

  • Recipe: Polish white borscht

    Recipe: Polish white borscht

      Polish white borscht Total time: 2 hours Servings: 12 Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our food blog and occasionally in print. Upload pictures of the finished dish here. 1...

  • Recipe: Ukrainian borscht with caraway dumplings

    Recipe: Ukrainian borscht with caraway dumplings

      Ukrainian borscht with caraway dumplings Total time: 3 hours Servings: 12 Note: Garnish each serving of the soup with a little sour cream and a sprinkling of dill. Kvass, a fermented beverage, is usually available at Central and Eastern European markets. Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try...

  • Recipe: Cioppino

    Recipe: Cioppino

      Cioppino Total time: 2 hours Servings: 8 to 10 Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our food blog and occasionally in print. Upload pictures of the finished dish here. 3 tablespoons...

  • Recipe: Chickpea and noodle soup with Persian herbs

    Recipe: Chickpea and noodle soup with Persian herbs

      Chickpea and noodle soup with Persian herbs Total time: 3 1/2 hours Servings: 4 Note: Kashk, a flavorful Persian yogurt-like dairy product, is widely available at Middle Eastern markets and can be substituted with labneh (strained yogurt). Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A....

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