Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup #SundaySupper

Signs you know it's Spring-

You've eaten your fill of Corned Beef and Cabbage.  You can't possibly drink any more green beer.  You might have even kissed a Blarney Stone....  Now what?  If your household is anything like mine, you're probably serving reubens and trying to figure out what to do with all the leftover fresh cabbage.  Maybe I'm the only one with this problem?

Nonetheless, I've got the perfect way to use up about 1/4 head of fresh cabbage.  Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup!  It's so tasty, and it's a nice change of pace now that we're moving into spring.  Plus, it's super easy to make.  If you like apple cider vinegar, you're going to love how this tastes!  It's tangy and filled with yummy veggies. 

The prep takes less than 15 minutes, and then you only have to simmer it for about an hour and a half.  It's so easy!  I love making this the same day that I'm making my St. Patty's Day feast, and then I'll eat this soup for the next several days.  Maybe it just makes me feel better eating something healthy the week after gorging myself on cabbage and potatoes swimming in butter.....

  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 head green cabbage, chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, diced
  • 1, 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 quarts of water
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable Base such as "Better Than Bouillon" (can use chicken base if vegetable base is unavailable)
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot, heat the carrots, celery, garlic, and onion over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.  When the vegetables are hot, add the rest of the ingredients.  Simmer on low for one and a half hours.  Serve.  (see- I told you it was easy!)

If you like this, you should check out what the other Sunday Supper Contributors have planned for our Springtime feast! 

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    1. What a wonderful warming bowl of cabbage soup. I would love to have a Reuben with it now, and it is not even 5am!! Yum!

    2. I adore apple cider vinegar and I'm sure I would love this soup!

    3. have no idea how much I love cabbage. I can't wait to try this!

    4. What a great soup! yum! It's a perfect way to use cabbage. I love cabbage but the rest of my family is not as enthused as I am so we usually have quite a bit left too.

    5. Oh, what a great way to use cabbage! We love soup, and cabbage will be a perfect meal in our house soon. Happy spring to you! ~ Bea

    6. Wahoo for green beer! My body would definitely crave something healthy and flavourful like this soup after imbibing a bit too much for St. Patty's ;)

    7. Love soups like this where you just throw it all together and let it simmer.

    8. Love the sweet and sour combo and what a great way to use up green cabbage. Looks great! Thanks so much for sharing!

    9. Yummy! Sounds so homey, and perfect after a long day of festivities ;-)

    10. We love eating cabbage all year long so I know this soup will be enjoyed here

    11. And I happen to love the flavor from apple cider vinegar plus the sweet and sour combo. Great soup!

    12. Actually I have kissed the Blarney Stone years ago ;) I have leftover cabbage, so I may have to try this soup!

    13. Gorgeous looking soup!!Love the flavors and I could easily finish off a few bowl fulls of this :) Yumm....

    14. A sweet and sour cabbage soup? I must try! I love cabbage!

    15. Never thought to do sweet and sour with soup! Yum!

    16. Oh wow, does that look good. My mouth is watering!!

    17. I always wanted to try this, thanks for a recipe!

    18. Hi. I definitely want to try this, but I'm curious about the apple cider vinegar amount. Is the measurement in cups? Thanks!