Often, the simplest things are the most satisfying, especially when it comes to making a delicious lunch or dinner. And almost nothing is simpler than cabbage soup. Unfortunately, far too many of us still turn our noses up at the concoction, assuming it’s bitter and not as enjoyable as other winter soups and stews. But the soup is way more than just boiled cabbage and hot water. We promise that it’s both healthy and delicious. In fact, we bet that cabbage soup is about to become your new favorite winter staple.
What Is the Cabbage Soup Diet and Are There Health Benefits?
Like many other cruciferous vegetables (think broccoli, kale, and cauliflower), cabbage is chock-full of vitamins and minerals. In fact, a single cup of cooked cabbage contains more than half the daily recommended intake of vitamin C. Not to mention, a cup of cabbage is just 35 calories, which, when combined with its low carb and sugar content, makes the nutritional veggie the ideal diet staple.
Classic Cabbage Soup
If you're someone who enjoys maximizing their time, you’ll be happy to know that this classic cabbage soup recipe requires very little effort. All the prep and cooking take about 30 to 40 minutes total, leaving you with a lot of time to multitask while things are simmering. And the fanciest kitchenware you’ll need is a traditional stainless steel stockpot.
Instant Pot Cabbage Soup
First, you’ll need an Instant Pot, like the Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus Pressure Cooker, which can be used for nearly a dozen different culinary applications, from pressure cooking a delicious cabbage soup to making rice and yogurt. You can even use this handy device to bake foods or saute and steam various veggies. That's a lot of power and usage from one tiny device.