Vegetarian Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 1hr 50mins




  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat; add garlic and cook until soft.
  • Add the onion and sauté until transluscent.
  • Add 3 c vegetable broth, carrots, tomatoes and purée, tomato paste, ketchup, sugar and the bay leaf.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Crush the whole tomatoes and continue to simmer until carrots are tender (10 more minutes).
  • Discard bay leaf and, using an immersion blender, blend until slightly chunky (this step is not necessary, texture is good).
  • Add lemon juice and cabbage and remaining 3 cups vegetable broth (there will be a LOT of cabbage, but it will cook down).
  • Again, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the cabbage is done however you like it (1 hour for al dente,2 hours for soft, or anywhere in between).
  • Add 3-6 cups water, until the soup reaches your desired consistency.
  • Add the raisins 10 minutes before serving.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with sour cream.