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Buckwheat soup in a bowl

Healthy Buckwheat Soup (Childhood Classic)

This healthy buckwheat soup is packed with tender, fall-off-the-bone meat and is as filling as it is comforting. Makes for amazing leftovers!
Course Soup
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword buckwheat soup, healthy buckwheat soup
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 134kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


  • 4 qt water
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat
  • 1 lb bone-in beef or pork
  • 1 tbsp oil for frying vegetables
  • 1 large carrot chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 large potatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh herbs parsley or dill
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp salt adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper adjust to taste


  • Place the meat into a large soup pot filled with water. Bring to a boil and then turn the heat down to medium. Add the bay leaves and let the meat cook for at least 40 minutes. Season with salt. Add the buckwheat and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
    Broth with bones in a pot with water
  • Clean and dice the potatoes. Add them to the soup.
    A bowl with peeled and cut up potatoes
  • Dice the onions, herbs, and carrots into small cubes.
    onion and carrots chopped in a bowls
  • In a skillet preheated with oil over medium heat, sauté the carrots and onions until golden brown. Add to the soup and simmer for 5 minutes.
    Cooked veggies in a pot
  • Add the chopped herbs to the soup. Enjoy!
    Pot with buckwheat soup


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 930mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1436IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg