I love it! It’s hearty, filling, and full of all the good stuff. You can make a giant pot and eat it throughout the week and it’s the best thing to come into after being out in the cold. This cabbage soup is super savory, a little bit spicy, with bits of tender cabbage, meaty sausage, and sweet carrots. This cabbage soup is going to warm you right up!
Cabbage is one of those under appreciated vegetables. It’s not trendy like kale or sexy like heirloom tomatoes. Cabbage just is. It hangs out in the fridge section of the grocery store, doing its thing day after day. Cabbage is an unsung hero! It’s cheap, it keeps forever, and is SO versatile. Can you imagine a life without coleslaw, cabbage rolls, or kimchi?! Would we even be living? This soup celebrates cabbage for all that it is: silky and sweet, tender and soft.
1 lb sausages sliced, farmers or kielbasa preferred, optional
1 medium onion chopped
4 cloves garlic minced
1 inch ginger minced
8 cups chicken stock no sodium preferred, or vegetable stock
2 cups kimchi including juice
1-2 tbsp gochujang optional, see notes
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1/2 head cabbage cut into 1 inch pieces
2 carrots peeled and diced
2 tbsp green onions sliced, to finish