Nearly Retro Cabbage Soup

Feb 18, 2022

Cabbage soup was all the rage in the 1950s. (Funny things were trendy then, like dancing in your socks in public, the jitterbug and pet rocks.) But it’s true – rumor has it that people would eat vats of this stuff in an attempt to fit into their poodle skirts. I remember my grandma talking about it, which I consider to be hard proof that it was embraced as a fad diet and not a culinary expression. So I decided to set its disordered eating history aside and rewrite it as a tasty celebration of cabbage. I kept its general structure but tossed it in coconut oil (and a dash of coconut aminos for good measure) and roasted it because that’s my very favorite way to eat cabbage. I decided to make this old girl chunky, too, because she’s damn sexy. Like the Lizzo of soup.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve over rice
  • Sauté up some ground beef and stir in the soup and reheat it like that to blend the flavors
  • Serve over rice topped with a fried egg

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Yes, all this fun and love went into the recipe. That’s why it tastes so good.

If this soup were a GIF.



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