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Cabbage & Rutabaga Soup And Other Cabbage Soup Recipes!
I didn't know until recently that I even liked cabbage soup, much less rutabagas! Now I'm a huge Cabbage and Rutabaga Soup fan! In the past month, Cabbage and Rutabaga Soup has become my number 1 favorite vegetarian soup! I love it because of the delicious and delightful taste, but I have to admit that the fact it's a low carb soup, chock full of healthy cabbage and rutabaga, endears this soup to me all the more!
On this page, you'll find my Cabbage and Rutabaga Soup recipe, several other cabbage soup recipes, some low carb cookbooks for sale and Dr. Rosedale's book on the Rosedale Diet - which I highly recommend!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4 to 5
- 1 head of cabbage
- 2 bell peppers
- 1 onion
- 1/2 of a rutabaga
- 6 cups of water
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- oil olive
- Chop the onion and saute in a soup pot in a little olive oil (or other oil of your choosing).
- While the onion is cooking, chop the bell pepper and add it to the pot. Add the salt, basil, and oregano on top of the veggies.
- Stir and continue cooking while you chop the cabbage and rutabaga.
- After the onions and bell pepper have been cooking about 10 minutes, add the water, the cabbage, and the rutabaga. When the rutabaga and cabbage are both tender(around 15 or so minutes), the soup is ready.
- For added nutrition, drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over the soup once it's in your bowl.
A Low Carb, High Healthy Fat Diet
The Rosedale Diet isn't just for losing weight.
This is an excellent diet for preventing or reversing diabetes, losing weight, and becoming healthier overall! In fact, I first discovered Dr. Rosedale's book while searching for info online about preventing diabetes, since I have a family history of it and don't want to acquire diabetes myself.
On the Rosedale diet, you eat low carb and healthy fat foods, including avocados, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, etc. This is not a high protein diet. Dr. Rosedale goes over the reasons why adequate, but not excessive, protein is necessary. Most people consume way too much protein.
This book not only discusses the Rosedale diet in detail, it also provides quite a few low carb, high healthy fat recipes!
Low Carb Cabbage and Rutabaga Soup
What Are Rutabagas? - Have you ever had Rutabagas before?
Have you ever tried a rutabaga?
Rutabagas are a root vegetable, like carrots. Rutabagas developed as a cross between cabbage and turnips. Both the root and the leaves of the rutabaga plant can be eaten. And no matter how rutabagas may look on the outside, they are DELICIOUS on the inside!
Rutabagas are high in vitamin C, are a very good source of fiber, and also contain potassium, manganese, and thiamin. Look for them in the produce area of your regular grocery store.
Tip: Another way to cook rutabagas, besides in soup, is to peel them, cut them into fry shapes, and bake them in the oven. They are quite yummy and make an excellent low carb substitute for fried potatoes!
Another way to cook rutabagas, besides in soup, is to peel them, cut them into fry shapes, and bake them in the oven. They are quite yummy and make an excellent low carb substitute for fried potatoes!
Rutabagas are hard to peel!
There's no doubt about it. Rutabagas are hard to peel! But they're worth it!
Watch the youtubes below for hints on how to cut them. And if you have your own method to suggest, you can do so in the Comments section at the bottom of this page.
Rutabaga: How to Peel and Slice
Mandoline Slicer like she uses in the Youtube above
Another way to cut a Rutabaga
Rutabagas are hard to cut! - A very sharp knife is an absolute must!
I have tried cutting a rutabaga with a regular steak knife, but the hard outer skin of a rutabaga is really tough. I've found the only way to cut a rutabaga open is with a very sharp knife, like the one pictured here.
PS. I have not yet tried using a mandolin like the lady in the first you tube recommended. I think I'll put a mandolin on my birthday wish list!
Some of my favorite Low Carb Recipes
- Minestrone Soup Recipe
Minestrone Soup can be low carb if you skip the pasta and corn and use rutabaga in place of a potato.
- Delicious Low Carb Eggplant Parmesan Recipe
This web page contains a recipe for Eggplant Parmesan that is both low carb and absolutely delicious!
- Cheesy Cauliflower Fritters, Cauliflower-Crust Pizza, and Other Low Carb Cauliflower Recipes
Cauliflower makes an excellent low-carb substitute for potatoes, rice, pizza crust, and more!
- Vegetable Egg Fu Yung
Vegetable Egg Fu Yung are Chinese pancakes.
- Tex-Mex Zucchini Recipe
Tex Mex Zucchini is a delicious vegetarian low carb recipe containing zucchini, black beans, onion, tomatoes, and chili powder. Oh, don't forget the avocado!
- Awesome Veggie Burger Recipes!
Recipes for homemade (soy-free) veggie burgers.
Low Carb Cookbooks
More Cabbage Soup Recipes
- Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe
Recipe contains: green onions, green peppers, tomatoes, carrots, mushrooms, celery, cabbage, spice only soup mix, bouillon, and low sodium v8 juice.
- Potato and Cabbage Soup
Recipe includes: potatoes, cabbage, onion, butter, salt,. black pepper, and cream.
- Old Fashioned Cabbage and Potato Soup
Recipe includes: onion, butter, cabbage salt, potatoes, evaporated milk, and parsley.
- Cabbage and Bean Soup
Recipe includes: dry white beans, garlic, onion, carrots, vegetable stock, celery,. zucchini, cabbage, salt. black pepper, basil, thyme and Parmesan cheese.
- Spicy Broccoli and Cabbage Soup
Recipe includes: broccoli, yellow pepper, cabbage, stock, garlic powder, curry powder, chili powder, and black pepper.
- Green Bean Cabbage Soup
Recipe includes: oil, onions, garlic, carrots, zucchini, cabbage, green beans, sweet potato, salt, basil, and onion soup mix.
- Cauliflower and broccoli soup with cabbage and kale
Recipe includes: cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kale, thyme, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, butter, half and half, soy sauce, and scallions.
- Weight Watchers Cabbage Soup
Recipe contains: broth, garlic cloves, tomato paste, cabbage, onion, carrot, green beans, zucchini, basil, oregano, salt & pepper.
- Black Bean and Cabbage Stew
I tried this one tonight for dinner, and really loved it! Recipe contains: Olive oil, onion, garlic, tomatoes, cabbage, black beans, Chili powder, oregano, basil, Sea salt, lemon (optional), black peppe, and cheddar or vegan cheese (optional).
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