Sweet Cabbage Soup

  • Date January 26, 2014
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I am trying to come up with the best words to describe this soup so you will jump off your computer, iphone, samsung, blackberry, ipad, android and run to the store to purchase a giant head of cabbage. It is delicious! A little sour, a little sweet and tastes even better with a nice spoonful of sour cream when served. Freezes well and is less than 100 calories per cup. Aside from some cabbage bloating that may occur, this soup is a keeper!

The recipe below makes around 15 one cup servings (around 90 calories a cup). Who wants a cup of soup though? So I made myself some giant servings or 6 servings for 250 calories each. If you don't care about calories the only alteration I would recommend would be to load it up with more raisins. The raisins are like eating raisin bran, its always a treat if you can actually find one!


  • 1 tbls olive oil
  • 2 tbls minced garlic
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 large sweet carrot chopped (around 2 cups)
  • 1 can plum tomatoes (28 oz)
  • 1 can tomato paste (5.5 oz)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 large cabbage head (mine weighed in at the store at 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • Pepper and salt, to taste


  • In a large pot, over medium heat, heat some olive oil and fry the garlic until it is almost brown
  • Add onion and cook until translucent
  • Add 3 cups water, carrots, tomatoes, tomato paste, ketchup and brown sugar
  • Cook at a rolling boil for 10 minutes
  • Use a fork to mash the whole tomatoes
  • Cook until the carrots are tender 
  • Use your immersion blender to blend the tomatoes and carrots
  • Add in lemon juice, cabbage (sliced, chopped or whatever your desire), and 4 cups water
  • Cook on low to medium heat until the cabbage is your desired tenderness
  • Add in raisins when you think you have around 20 min cook time left
  • Serve with sour cream if you desire

There is no husband friendly version of this recipe as I haven't actually let Brett try the recipe yet. I have been hoarding it in my freezer and eating it when he is not around. Hiding food from your husband......must be a good recipe!

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