Friday, October 7, 2011

Vegan Recipe - Cabbage Soup

Welcome to the first Friday of the month and another vegan recipe. I post recipes on Reduce Footprints, once a month, because eating meatless meals is one of the easiest ways to walk gently on the planet. Good food that is good for the environment and our health ... what could be better!

This month's recipe comes from ... me! We enjoy it, with homemade rustic bread, for dinner. I hope you and your family enjoy it as well.


Servings: 3-4


1/4 head medium Cabbage, sliced
1 medium Onion, sliced
1 medium Jalepno, sliced
4 large cloves of Garlic
1/4 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
1 Bay Leaf
2 large Bouillon Cubes
6-8 cups Water
2 handfuls dried Beans (any variety, rinsed & sorted)
Salt & Pepper as required


  • Toss everything, except the salt & pepper, into a soup pot and cook for approximately 90 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper as required and continue cooking for another 30 minutes or until beans are cooked.
  • Serve hot.


  • This is a very versatile soup.
  • For a heartier dish try adding cubed potatoes (1 medium), quinoa, pasta, or rice (a small amount ... about 1/4 cup).
  • If you like a zestier soup, add cayenne pepper or experiment with different hot peppers.
  • Any dried beans work in this recipe but I prefer white beans (Northern, Navy, etc.)
  • One can substitute veggie broth for the bouillon cubes & water.

If you have a vegan recipe which you'd like to share, please send it to me HERE. And for all the recipes we've shared so far, be sure to visit our recipe page using the tabs at the top of the page ... or by clicking HERE.


  1. this sounds sooo dadgum good! i can hardly wait for it to get cooler in florida so i can do "souper sundays" again!

  2. oh! and major congratulations on your win! no one deserved it more and i'm really happy for you!!

  3. I knew the liquid smoke in my cupboard would be good for something else :-)

  4. if i liked cabbage i'd be all over this! but keep those recipes coming :)

    ps - just discovered a GREAT vegan banana bread recipe - no taste difference at all, and no fancy ingredients, yay!! :)

  5. Hi EcoGrrl - thanks for the banana bread recipe ... it looks wonderful!! BTW ... if you don't like cabbage, try substituting another "green" like kale, collards, etc. It's pretty versatile! :-)


    wonder if vegan soup helps to prevent breast cancer?

  7. I've never made Cabbage soup but you made it look so easy (and tasty!) that I am going to try it this week.

    Thanks for linking up your recipe! Feel free to come back next Saturday to link up as well :)

    Click HERE to link up your recipe.