Cabbage soup is delicious and great for those of us who need to watch our calories even on LCHF or paleo ways of eating. This is kept lower by using napa cabbage instead of regular green/white cabbage. If you don’t care about calories then use regular cabbage for more flavor.
Like most of my recipes, this one is very flexible, and can be made more or less flavorful and spicy by changing up ingredients. The basics are broth, cabbage, tomato is some form, and seasonings.
Chop half an average to large napa cabbage– chunk or shred.
1/2 c chopped onion
1 tsp minced garlic or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1-2 tablespoons bacon dripping or good olive oil
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
1-2 cups canned diced organic tomato
1 quart of chicken broth (add more broth or water if you like soupier soup)
1/4 tsp cayenne or 1/2 teaspoon pepper flakes
S & P to taste
Sauté the onion in bacon fat, add cabbage and cover to steam 3-4 minutes, add broth and remaining ingredients. Simmer for 30 minutes or more. Or put everything in a slow cooker.
Opt: Add a cup of diced chicken, ground meat, or best of all some spicy sausage. I put in some leftover pastrami I wanted to use up, and it was good. A good kitchen-sink recipe.
Using the lower amounts of fat and no meat, the recipe will come out to about 150 calories and a couple carbs per serving with added fat and meat only about 25o calories and same carbs.