Spicy winter cabbage soup

    30 min

    A low fat warming soup great for the winter evenings and cheap and quick to make. Serve with lots of crusty bread.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 green cabbage, shredded
    • 1 large potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
    • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes or powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon ground fenugreek (optional)
    • 1L vegetable stock
    • 200g tinned butter beans, drained and washed
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • creme fraiche (optional)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Heat oil in a large saucepan and saute the onions without colouring for 5 minutes.
    2. Add shredded cabbage, diced potatoes, spices and stock, bring to the boil then simmer for 15 minutes.
    3. Add the butter beans and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
    4. Once everything is tender, puree the soup using a hand blender, season to taste with salt and pepper and stir in creme fraiche.

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    Used this receipe but modified using red cabbage. Replaced cumin, corriander  -  18 Jan 2013


    Surprisingly good. Didn't have any butter beans so used cannelini beans instead. Needs a generous amount of chilli powder to make it interesting.  -  28 Aug 2013