How to Remove Bitter Taste From Soup

Updated April 17, 2017

A big pot of soup simmering on the stove is a classic winter dish. If a taste of your creation leaves a bitter taste in your mouth, don't fret. There's a reason for it and way to fix it.

Add 1 tsp of either brown or white sugar or honey to the pot. These reduce the bitterness of coffee and do the same for soups made bitter by their ingredients, especially green vegetables or tomatoes.

Stir the soup and allow it to simmer for five more minutes. Taste it again.

If the soup is still not to your liking, continue adding 1 tsp at a time and waiting five minutes before tasting.

Things You'll Need

  • White or brown sugar
  • Honey
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Aline Lindemann is a health, food and travel writer. She has also worked as a social worker, preschool teacher and art educator. Lindemann holds a Master of Liberal Studies in culture, health and creative nonfiction writing from Arizona State University.