Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
This soup was served in my college student union and was a hit with starving college students as it's big on flavor while using only frugal ingredients. I was never able to wheedle the recipe from the cooks, but this is a very close clone of it. It's a super diet recipe as it has a spicy kick that other cabbage soup recipes don't. I think diets fail more from lack of flavor than from hunger pangs! Also, it's the first soup I think of at the first sign of a cold as this one warms you from the inside out. With a toasted cheese sandwich and a hot cup of tea with honey, it's better than penicillin!
- Chop veggies and add to a large soup pot along with tomatoes and juice.
- Add salt or salt substitute, pepper, and oil if desired.
- Add enough water to cover the veggies by an inch or two.
- Bring to a slow boil, then reduce heat to simmer and cook for an hour or until cabbage is very soft and translucent.
- Adjust pepper to desired level of heat. You want a nice "bite" to this.
- Serve in warmed bowls with homeade wheat bread and butter. Great for the sinuses and immune system!
This is suppose to have a 'spicy kick' to it. There are NO spices in this...other than salt & pepper. Is there an ingredient that didn't get listed?
This was OK, but just didn't suit my taste buds. It is very simple and cheap to make, and would be good with a few more seasonings for flavor enhancement (not sure what seasonings, though). It did go well with my grilled cheese sandwich and is a basic vegetarian soup to expand upon!
Overall, a very simple yet tasty recipe. Not sure where the "spicy" is supposed to come from... I added some Tabasco to spice it up a little. The tomato flavor was very strong, but it went great w/ grilled cheese sandwiches.