Cabbage Soup is indeed a wonderful choice for a savory and nourishing meal, especially during the colder months. Its combination of cabbage, tomato, carrots, celery, and a blend of spices creates a comforting and flavorful vegetable soup that’s both easy and quick to prepare, ready in under 45 minutes.
It’s great to hear that you have been making cabbage soup for years, utilizing the convenience of a slow cooker for those busy days. This method must enhance the flavors beautifully as they simmer together over hours.
Cabbage soup is not only a low-calorie option that many turn to for weight loss, but as you pointed out, its affordability and simplicity in preparation are equally appealing qualities. Serving it with fresh bread or dinner rolls sounds delightful, and the addition of leftover rotisserie chicken is a fantastic way to add protein and make the soup even more hearty.
For a lunchtime meal, pairing the soup with crackers or breadsticks and a simple salad is a balanced and satisfying choice. The flexibility to substitute chicken broth with vegetable broth makes it versatile for dietary preferences, making it an excellent option for vegetarians as well.
Overall, your approach to cabbage soup showcases how a simple vegetable soup can be both versatile and deeply satisfying, perfect for various occasions and dietary needs.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 yellow onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
8 cups low sodium chicken broth vegetable broth fine too
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
1/2 head cabbage chopped in 1 1/2″ chunks
4 carrots peeled and chopped
2 stalks celery sliced thinly
14.5 ounces stewed tomatoes
US Customary – Metric
In a large pot add the olive oil over medium heat then add in the onions and garlic, onion and cook until the onions are see through, about 3-5 minutes.
Add in the broth, salt, pepper, cabbage, carrots, celery and tomatoes and simmer for 30 minutes.
Yield: 8 servings, Amount per serving: 130 calories, Calories: 130g, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 514mg, Potassium: 539mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 105.7g, Vitamin C: 33.6g, Calcium: 6.7g, Iron: 9.1g