Saturday, April 16, 2022

Easy Cabbage and Potato Soup

This is an easy soup that is rich and delicious too. This vegan soup can be made easily with pantry and fridge essentials and doesn't require fancy ingredients. 

This soup is as easy as having a slice of cake. This can be made in fifteen minutes if you have cooked potatoes and hence a perfect weeknight meal. This is very flavorful and nourishes you when you run low on ingredients before you make your next grocery trip. This recipe is forgiving. Any type of potatoes can be used, and carrots/peas/celery can be added or omitted based on what you have without much compromise on flavors. 

All you need to make is onion, garlic, ginger, cabbage, Thai chili, and potatoes (now and then I add carrots or peas, or both). Celery gives a good texture and flavor to soups. If you have on hand, great, else can be skipped. I made this soup without it a couple of times and the whole family enjoyed it. Salt and pepper of course. I love to add a little cumin to this soup. It is better to have thin shreds of cabbage as it cooks faster. I like to have the cabbage crisp in this soup as this gives a good texture. A squirt of lemon or lime adds to the balanced flavors. Now and then I add a handful of peas just like in here. A handful of frozen veggies are good in this too.

I prefer having some chunks of potatoes and some mashed in this soup. The mashed ones add to the creaminess of the soup. The soup can be made thin or thick as per preference. Cream or coconut milk can also be added, but this one doesn't have any of those. Plain and simple one it is. This recipe simply uses water, any broth of your choice can be used.

I haven't met anyone who hates potatoes. Potatoes are always everyone's favorite and anything made of potatoes will be gone. Less leftovers or completely gone. Speaking of which, if you have leftover potatoes, this soup is a great idea to use it up. 

Can you believe that this is the third Saturday of April. I feel that the days are flying at a faster pace! Do you feel the same too? Well, third Saturday is our #SoupSaturdaySwappers day. This month Wendy is the host and we have Potatoes as the theme. What a great theme! Potatoes can be added to any soup or can be the solo star of any soup. Potatoes can make magic. We love this simple soup that can be made with what you have on hand and this is my share for the theme. Thanks, Wendy!

We love Vichyssoise so much and since this is on the creamier side, I prefer that during fall or winter. I love this broth kind Potato Cauliflower and Peas soup, which is loaded with veggies and sipping the broth soup gives you the utmost comfort during colder months. This soup is medium in consistency, not so creamy, not so much broth (not so thick, not so thin, but just right), creamy by itself, and is yet another comfort meal for us. Serve with any toasted garlicky flatbread or any crusty loaf would make a complete meal. This Vegan Curried Cabbage Soup is yet another cabbage based soup that makes a tasty and comforting meal.

I am also linking this to Full Plate Thursday, Thursday Favorite Things, What's For Dinner, and Share The Wealth.

Makes 4 servings

Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin - 1 tsp
Onion - 3/4 cup sliced
Carrots - 1/2 cup, matchsticks (optional)
Celery - 1/2 cup, chopped (optional)
Ginger - 1.5 tbsp, finely chopped
Garlic - 1.5 tbsp, finely chopped
Onion - 1/2 cup, sliced
Potatoes - 3 to 4. medium sized
Cabbage - 4 cups, thinly sliced or shredded
Thai chili - 1 to 2, finely chopped
Peas - 1/2 cup
Water - 5 cups
Salt - 1.5 tsp
Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
Cilantro/any herb - 2 to 3 tbsp, chopped
Lemon/lime juice - 1 tbsp


Cook and peel the potatoes. Cube about 2 cups of potatoes and mash some potatoes making half cup.

Heat oil in a soup pot, add the cumin, ginger, garlic, and Thai chili. Fry for 30seconds. 

Add the onion, carrots, and celery, cook for 1-2 minutes.

Add the diced potatoes, salt, and water. Let it simmer for 4-5 minutes. 

Add the mashed potato, peas, pepper, and cabbage. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Stir in lemon juice. Garnish with cilantro. Serve.

Here are the Potato soup recipes we shared today for April Soup Saturday Swappers. Thanks, Wendy.