Finnish Summer Soup


Anna made this soup for us when we visited the lake house last summer. The 2 grocery stores in town were selling fresh peas, raspberries and strawberries and when I asked what they usually do with the peas she said they were for this soup.


  • 2 cups broth
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 5 small potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 green onions, cut diagonally
  • 4 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 pounds fresh green beans, cut in half
  • 2 cups green peas
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill


  1. Heat broth and wine to boiling in a medium pot; add potatoes. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, approximately 15 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together half-and-half and flour until smooth; set aside.
  3. Add salt, pepper, onions, carrots and green beans; simmer until tender then add peas.
  4. stir into the simmering vegetables. Cook, stirring constantly until the soup is slightly thickened. Top with chopped dill and serve immediately.

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