Hello, my name is Chrystal and I’m a cabbage junkie.
If you’ve been reading YUM for any amount of time you’ll gather that I’m Irish and that I like cabbage in my soup. You may also recall that I made Vegetable Cabbage Soup already this month. Another thing you might notice about me is that I am known for never making things the same way twice. My corned beef and boiled dinners tend to differ. Sometimes carrots, sometimes celery, and one time there was no cabbage. *gasp* There will be times I use beef stock, others where I use vegetable or chicken. It’s my dinner, I’ll play with it if I want to.
The same goes for my cabbage soup. There are times it mostly resembles the ‘toss everything in but the kitchen sink’ when it comes to the vegetables. Other times it’s just me warming up some of my homemade canned tomato and calling it soup.
Then, there are times like this one when I make some vegetable soup, toss in some cabbage and onions just so I can call it ‘Mostly’ Cabbage Soup.
That’s how I roll.
In all seriousness I wanted to show you how easy it was to switch some ingredients in a simple recipe for a different flavor.
Do you have a simple soup or recipe that you change according to the ingredients in your kitchen? Tell me about it in the comments below.
Mostly Cabbage Soup
- 1/4 purple onion diced
- 1/2 a head of cabbage chopped into small pieces
- 2 jars homemade canned tomatoes
- 8-10 oz vegetable stock homemade preferred
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- NOTE: If you don't have homemade canned tomatoes you can use 4 cans of diced canned tomato with 1 small white onion diced and 1 green pepper, diced.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large stock pot.
- Let simmer over low heat for 45 minutes to an hour or until the vegetables are tender.
- Add seasoning per your own taste.
Sandra Butler says
I absolutely love cabbage! I make a mean red cabbage and apple side dish! This soup looks so good and warming! We still have winter here even though it’s Spring!
We are just now seeing the last of the snow melt, but now it’s rainy weather and still a bit chilly. I love eating cabbage soup year-round.
You’ll have to share the recipe for the apple and cabbage side dish! It sounds wonderful!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I have only ever had cabbage with a boiled dinner. I Like it, but never really thought to make it any other way. Look at you getting all crazy with your cabbage.
This is such a healing soup. My sister and I used to make it when we were healing from candida. Maybe not quite this recipe, but one very similar.
I’m not Irish but I love cabbage–stuffed cabbage is my favorite. Yes, I have made cabbage soup many times over the years (sometimes with corned beef). I was even on the Cabbage diet way back when–remember thar one?
Hai! My name is Theresa and I am married to an Irish man. I would also like to say that I adore cabbage soup too. You sound just like my mil. She never makes anything the same way twice either. This soup sounds Yum-O!
My husband would love this! Thanks for the recipe I wouldn’t have tried otherwise.
I love cabbage too! This sounds so easy and so simple! I’m allergic to onions, do you think it would taste ok if I substituted something like garlic instead?
For sure! I have done it without onions. Garlic would be great. The great thing about this is you can add a variety of vegetables and spices for your own tastes.
Mary O'Malley says
This sounds like the most delicious soup. I can’t wait to try it. As an Irish girl myself, I’m a sucker for cabbage.
It’s a staple for me. I use it in quite a few dishes. Of course, its usually me eating it.