Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

  • Yield 6 to 8 servings

A recipe sure to take the nip out of the air, this recipe combines onions, caraway seeds, vinegar and cabbage in a heady soup.


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons caraway seeds
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 (2-pound) head cabbage, cored and chopped
1 (28-ounce) can chopped or crushed tomatoes in juice
2 cups canned tomato puree
1 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup lemon juice or 1/2 cup cider vinegar
6 cups water or tomato juice
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 bay leaves


  1. Heat olive oil in a large heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions, caraway seeds and garlic; saute 2 minutes. Add cabbage and continue to saute 1 minute longer. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour or until vegetables are tender, adding additional water if soup appears too thick.



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