Easy Cabbage and Bean Soup

Introduction

Embark on a journey of wholesome flavors with Easy Cabbage and Bean Soup, a nourishing dish that marries the heartiness of cabbage with the protein-packed goodness of beans. This simple and nutritious soup not only warms the soul but also pays homage to the tradition of creating hearty and comforting meals with readily available ingredients.

Background and History

Cabbage and bean soup variations can be found in cuisines worldwide, offering a delightful mix of textures and flavors. Commonly associated with Eastern European and Mediterranean traditions, this dish reflects the resourcefulness of using affordable and nutritious ingredients. Our Easy Cabbage and Bean Soup recipe simplifies the cooking process, allowing you to enjoy a bowl of warmth with minimal effort.

Serves

6 servings

Time

Preparation: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Cabbage (1/2 head, thinly sliced)

Provides a hearty base.

Cannellini Beans (1 can, drained and rinsed)

Adds protein and creaminess.

Carrots (2, diced)

Adds sweetness and color.

Celery (2 stalks, diced)

Enhances the soup’s aroma.

Onion (1 medium, finely chopped)

Provides depth of flavor.

Garlic (3 cloves, minced)

Adds aromatic richness.

Vegetable Broth (6 cups)

For the soup base.

Tomato Paste (2 tbsp)

Adds a hint of acidity.

Italian Seasoning (1 tsp)

A blend of herbs for flavor.

Olive Oil (2 tbsp)

Used for sautéing.

Salt and Pepper to taste

Adjust according to preference.

Fresh Parsley (2 tbsp, chopped)

Garnish for freshness.

Instructions

Sauté Aromatics

In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté chopped onion and minced garlic until softened.

Add Vegetables and Beans

Stir in sliced cabbage, diced carrots, and celery. Cook until vegetables are slightly tender. Add cannellini beans.

Incorporate Tomato Paste

Add tomato paste to the pot, stirring to coat the vegetables and beans evenly.

Pour in Broth and Season

Pour in vegetable broth, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Bring the soup to a simmer.

Simmer and Finish

Let the soup simmer until the cabbage is fully cooked but still retains a slight crunch. Adjust seasoning if needed.

Garnish and Serve

Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley over the soup before serving. Enjoy the nourishing goodness of Easy Cabbage and Bean Soup!

Nutrition Facts

(Per serving – based on 6 servings)

Calories: 180

Total Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 700mg

Total Carbohydrates: 30g

Protein: 8g

Notes

Customize with additional vegetables or herbs based on preference.

Consider adding a splash of lemon juice for a refreshing twist.

Allergy Warning

Check for bean allergies. Adjust ingredients accordingly for dietary restrictions.

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