CABBAGE SOUP WITH GARLIC SAUSAGE

This hearty soup blends cabbage, browned sausage, potatoes and spinach. Serve it with a thick piece of bread for a comforting winter meal.

Yield: Serves 6.

CABBAGE SOUP WITH GARLIC SAUSAGE

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 ring (300 g) garlic sausage, halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise (1/4 inch)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cups chopped green cabbage
  • 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cubed unpeeled red potatoes (1/2 inch)
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped fresh spinach

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring, until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer sausage to a bowl; set aside.
  2. Add onion, salt and pepper to pan; sauté until onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Add cabbage and mustard; cook, stirring, until cabbage starts to soften, about 3 – 5 minutes.
  3. Return sausage to pan. Stir in broth, potatoes and vinegar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until cabbage and potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until spinach wilts. This soup does not freeze well.
Nutritional analysis per serving:

​ 282 Calories, 18 g fat, 13.8 g protein, 16.3 g carbohydrate, 3.4 g fibre, 848 mg sodium

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