The Best Cabbage Soup recipe is packed with unexpected flavors (hello, pickle juice!) and tastes way better than you think it will. It's accidentally healthy but so delicious, you'll want to make it all year round.
Course Main Course, Soup
Keyword cabbage, soup
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Total Time 1hour
Author Meggan Hill
1small turnippeeled and julienned
2carrotspeeled and julienned
4cupsbeef brothor vegetable broth
1green applepeeled, cored, and diced
1tablespoondill pickle juiceor lemon juice
1teaspoonfresh dillchopped, plus more for garnish
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Sour creamfor serving, optional
In a large stock pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add turnip, carrot, onion, and celery, and cook until softened, about 10 minutes.
Add broth, cabbage, apple, bay leaves, and 1 teaspoon dill. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat; simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 to 40 minutes.
Remove bay leaves and stir in pickle or lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with sour cream and more fresh dill if desired.
Vegetable broth can be substituted for beef broth to make the soup vegan and vegetarian.