The holidays bring wonderful opportunities for us to share in the warmth of good food and good friends.  Below is a favorite recipe of ours that we would like to share with you for Dill Pickle Soup.

The recipe for Dill Pickle Soup comes together quickly and does not require a tremendous amount of preparation time.

The ingredients you will need:

2  cups of chicken broth
2  chicken bouillon cubes
3  medium carrots coarsely grated
1/4  of fresh cauliflower
1 cup of fresh green beans
1 cup of peeled and cubed potatoes or 1/2 cup of raw rice
1 cup of thinly sliced celery
5 polish dill pickles coarsely grated (from the jar)
½  cup of milk
1 tablespoons flour
1 egg
5 tablespoons of sour cream
salt and pepper

The ingredients for Garnish (optional) that you will need:
1/2 teaspoon of fresh parsley finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon fresh dill finely chopped

In a large saucepan ( a soup pot is good too) with a cover, combine the chicken broth (or stock), bouillon, carrots, potatoes and celery.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook covered, over low heat, till potatoes start to get soft.

Next, add pickles and continue cooking about 15 minutes.
In the meantime in a small bowl, beat milk and flour till smooth and stir in a small amount of the hot soup (to temper) and add to soup.

Bring to the boil and cook until slightly thickened.

Remove from heat.

In a small bowl, beat egg with sour cream till smooth and stir in a small amount of the hot soup.

Add to soup and stir till smooth.

Keep soup warm but do not boil as the soup will curdle.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Garnish with parsley and dill.

Do you have a favorite holiday recipe that is healthy for your gums and teeth?  If so, we would love to hear about it and will happily post it on our Facebook Fan page!