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Savoy Cabbage Soup Recipe

Quick and easy savoy cabbage soup that is low in calories and high in nutrition. It’s gluten free, keto friendly, paleo and still manages to be tasty! Wow!

Savoy-cabbage-soup-recipe-3-SunCakeMomWe live in times when ages old vegetables, fruit or nuts get picked up by social media storms and spin around the online world as super foods that will save us from carnal suffering by giving us eternal life.

If these miracle bites fail to grant eternity then may heal us from a lifelong culinary wickedness over the weekend by baking muffins with them or spreading around on breakfast croissants.

Pomegranate, Quinoa, Avocado or Kale are all this sort of magical plants with incredible properties that would make us far superior than Popeye ever could be from his can of spinach if we could stuff up our fridge with them.

Unfortunately, more often than not, stocking is easier than using up the reserves. After all, we aren’t half eyed sailors who can stuff down everything in an instant to save the day. We need to survive the day on those things in the fridge that we have sometimes no idea what to make of.

Let alone the right mind to make anything when ordering a pizza is just so much easier and even more fun than waiting for the avocado to ripen or praying out those tiny things from the pomegranate.

Actually, disassembling a pomegranate could be much more fun, if we like hitting things hard, than thinking about what we could make from a big green leaf that would be edible for people who think salads are meant for rabbits, too.

That is actually true enough. Rabbits love green leafy vegetables but strangely enough, they don’t eat carrots (nor sailors eat spinach regularly) as pop culture would have us believe it. Everything that grows under the ground is a no no for rabbits as in reality they have no means to pull them out.

Thus, rabbits are forced to eat what they find on the ground like grass, salads, kale or an occasional cabbage if they can put their paw on one in a garden without being caught and made into a pie.

Cabbages are vegetables long with the human race in its journey, pleasing in many form from raw through fermented to readily cooked but for some reason little talk is going on about savoy cabbages.

Savoy cabbage is an undeservedly underappreciated cabbage that sometimes is mistaken for Kale due to their similarly curled leaves. However, all three are cabbages, they look, behave and taste a bit differently.
Savoy cabbage has the characteristic of not changing its texture when cooked which could be a blessing and a curse, depending on what we would like to achieve with it. It’s awesome to substitute pasta like in this lasagna type gluten free casserole.

But its shine really blinds us when we don’t compare it to other food but embrace its uniqueness and bend our knowledge around its flavors completing it with ingredients that can elevate it to a higher level.

Such ingredients in the case of savoy cabbage are bay leaf and a bit of smoked meat like bacon or Spanish chorizo. In case we are desperately trying to sell the soup, we can use wineners and tell everybody that it’s a hot dog soup.

Of course, we can’t miss a rich base of mirepoix to enlighten the soup with the thought of sweet and sour. Nor should we skip a touch of binding sour cream at the end to reach the heights otherwise it wouldn’t be possible.Savoy-cabbage-soup-recipe-4-SunCakeMom

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup / 150ml Cooking oil
  • 1 Onion (diced)
  • 2 Carrot (diced)
  • 2 stalks Celery (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 6 piece Black Pepper (optional)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (diced)
  • 1 handful Carrots (400g) (sliced)
  • 1 Tomato
  • 10 slices Spanish chorizo or Wieners (50g) (optional)
  • 1/2 lb  / 250g Savoy cabbage (sliced)
  • 7 cup / 1.8l Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika (optional)
  • 1 Bay leaf (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Sour cream per dish for serving (optional)

How to make:

  1. Pour oil into a cooking pot and heat it up.
  2. Add diced onion, carrots, celery and salt.
  3. Saute it until it gets a glassy, translucent look for about 3 – 5 minutes.Savoy-cabbage-soup-recipe-Process
  4. Add the black pepper, garlic and the carrots.Savoy-cabbage-soup-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  5. Saute until garlic gets fragrant. This takes about 2 – 3 minutes.
  6. Add the tomato, chorizo and sliced cabbage.Savoy-cabbage-soup-recipe-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  7. Pour the water into the pot then add the optional paprika and bay leaf into it. Finally put the lid on and bring it to boil.Savoy-cabbage-soup-recipe-Process-4-SunCakeMom
  8. Cook it ready on low heat in 10 minutes or until the desired texture is achieved. Mind that savoy cabbage won’t go mushy like normal cabbage does.Savoy-cabbage-soup-recipe-Process-5-SunCakeMom
  9. Add a teaspoon of sour cream to the dish when serving.

Enjoy!

Note: For best results let it cool for 15 minutes with lid on before serving.

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5 from 3 votes
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Savoy Cabbage Soup Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Quick and easy savoy cabbage soup that is low in calories and high in nutrition. It's gluten free, keto friendly, paleo and still manages to be tasty! Wow!
Course: Low Crab Meal, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Dairy free, Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Paleo, Sugar free recipe
Author: Thomas Brown
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup / 150ml Cooking oil
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 2 Carrot diced
  • 2 stalks Celery diced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 6 piece Black Pepper optional
  • 2 cloves Garlic diced
  • 1 handful Carrots 400g (sliced)
  • 1 Tomato
  • 10 slices Spanish chorizo or Wieners 50g (optional)
  • 1/2 lb / 250g Savoy cabbage sliced
  • 7 cup / 1.8l Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika optional
  • 1 Bay leaf optional
  • 1 teaspoon Sour cream per dish for serving optional
Instructions
  1. Pour oil into a cooking pot and heat it up.
  2. Add diced onion, carrots, celery and salt.
  3. Saute it until it gets a glassy, translucent look for about 3 - 5 minutes.

  4. Add the black pepper, garlic and the carrots.

  5. Saute until garlic gets fragrant. This takes about 2 - 3 minutes.
  6. Add the tomato, chorizo and sliced cabbage.

  7. Pour the water into the pot then add the optional paprika and bay leaf into it. Finally put the lid on and bring it to boil.

  8. Cook it ready on low heat in 10 minutes or until the desired texture is achieved. Mind that savoy cabbage won't go mushy like normal cabbage does.

  9. Add a teaspoon of sour cream to the dish when serving.

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