Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Russian Cabbage Soup

A super, easy soup full of zip and zing that can be made in a jiffy. Wonderful for this uplifting time of year. Enjoy!
Love Chef Mel xx

Russian Cabbage Soup
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small turnip julienned
1 carrot julienned
1/2 onion, sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced
4-6 cups spring water
1 cup round cabbage, shredded
2-4 tablespoons sauerkraut
1 tablespoon caraway seeds lightly crushed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon fresh dill finely chopped

Warm the oil in a pot.
Add the onion and sauté for a minute. Follow with the carrots and continue for sauté for another minute. Repeat with the turnip, and then the celery.
 Add the, cabbage, kombu, a pinch of salt, and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil on a medium flame.
Cover and reduce heat; simmer until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve hot, garnished with fresh dill, sauerkraut and caraway seeds.