Delicious Cabbage Soup

Healthy, affordable, and simply delicious, this cabbage soup will warm your belly and lift your mood. Add some crusty bread and this dish becomes a hearty meal.

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When you hear the term cabbage soup, a wilted, colorless sludge probably comes to mind. But that couldn’t be further from the truth with this flavorful and vibrant dish. It uses up leftover ingredients perfectly, and any that you need to run to the store for are budget-friendly. It can be hard to get your kids to eat their veggies, but this cabbage soup will make them happy to oblige.

Everyone who knows me knows I love to make soup when I’m feeling down or the weather is poor. And, believe it or not, dishes like this are actually perfect in the summer, too. So whatever your reason for needing a hearty, wholesome soup today, this one will be sure to satisfy.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • This soup is packed with vegetables making it a wholesome and nutritious meal option.
  • You can easily change this soup by your adding favorite herbs, spices, or vegetables to use what you have on hand. 
  • This is a very budget-friendly meal.

Ingredients

Round up your vegetables, herbs, and beans — this recipe is going to be an easy one.

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 cups green cabbage, shaved
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 can butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup kale, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper
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How to Make Delicious Cabbage Soup – The Steps

Step 1: Heat a large pot over medium to high heat and add in the olive oil, onion, garlic, and celery and sauté for 2 – 3 minutes.

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Step 2: Once the onion mix has cooked until translucent, add the carrots, potatoes, cabbage, chopped tomatoes, vegetable stock, oregano, and salt and pepper into the pot. Stir, cover, and bring to a boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for 30 minutes.

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Step 3: Stir in the beans and kale. Then taste and season the soup to your preference.

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Variations

This cabbage soup recipe can be amended however you see fit, but here are some ideas.

  • Add meat: As it stands, this is a vegan dish but you can add some meat if desired. Chop up some chicken, pork, or beef into bite-sized pieces and fry it with the onion mixture in step one.
  • Use a different stock: I used vegetable stock, but you can use chicken, beef, or fish stock and see how it impacts the flavor.
  • Substitute some of the vegetables: You really can use whatever veggies you have on hand for this dish. Shallots, mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers, leeks, spinach, or broccoli work well, too. Just be sure to cut them into equally small or thin pieces so all of the ingredients cook evenly.

Serving Suggestions

This cabbage soup recipe can stand alone or act as a side dish to any number of recipes (I always ensure I have some crusty bread and butter to hand as well).

  • Delicious Trout Recipe: This delicate fish has a punch of flavor, thanks to the garlic, lemon juice, parsley, and white wine used. It pairs beautifully with this soup.
  • Roasted Chickpeas: Use these crunchy, crispy, delicious chickpeas as a healthier alternative to croutons in your cabbage soup.
  • Steak and Roasted Potato Salad: Not quite had your fill of vegetables? This hearty dish has protein, carbs, and more veggies and would be an excellent main alongside cabbage soup.
  • Easy Baked Sweet Potato: A sweet potato pairs well with any meal. If you’re looking for a filling, healthy, vegetarian lunch or dinner, give this pairing a go.
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FAQs

Can I use a different type of cabbage?

Yes, you could use an app cabbage or Chinese cabbage. Purple cabbage will taste great but will give the soup a grey color.

How do I know when the soup is done?

All of the ingredients should be well-incorporated, cooked thoroughly, and the soup will have thickened a little bit.

Is there a way I can add meat to this recipe?

Absolutely, just chop it up and fry it at the beginning with the onions.

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How to Store Delicious Cabbage Soup

Let everything cool before you pour your leftover cabbage soup into an airtight container. If you plan to eat it within 3-4 days, you can store it in the fridge. Otherwise, stick your soup into the freezer and enjoy it within 3 months.

When reheating, let your frozen soup defrost in the refrigerator overnight and then place it in a pan on the stove. Stir frequently as it warms over a medium heat. Alternatively, you can place it in the microwave for a couple of minutes.

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Delicious Cabbage Soup

Baked Bree
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 181 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 brown onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 rib celery chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes peeled and diced
  • 3 cups green cabbage shaved
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 can butter beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup kale chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large pot over medium to high heat and add in the olive oil, onion, garlic, and celery and sauté for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Once the onion mix has cooked until translucent add the carrots, potatoes, cabbage, chopped tomato, vegetable stock, oregano, and salt and pepper into the pot. Stir, cover, and bring to a boil then turn the heat down and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Stir in the beans and kale. Then taste and season the soup to your preference.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 181kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 6gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 527mgFiber: 6gSugar: 7g
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