Eat Right With Rachel
Hope you all keeping well in this lockdown times!
Here is a simple tasty soup that is very easy to make & smells wonderful !
1/2 white cabbage ( 20cm width approx )
1 medium white onion
3 garlic cloves
1/2 cup tomato purée
1 can ( 400gr)chopped tomatoes
1 can/ cannelloni beans
1 tsp aniseed seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 bay leaf
*1tsp brown sugar (I always add to take the acidity of the tomatoes)
*Salt and pepper
*1.5 ltr Chicken or veg stock
Rinse the canned beans in a colander set aside.
Slice the cabbage into thin long stripes set aside
Chop the garlic to thin slices
Chop the onions into small cubes and fry with olive oil in a deep
soup pot on low heat.
When softened but not browned add the bay leaf, cumin & aniseed seeds.
Stir until you smell the aroma-add the sliced garlic & fry further 20 seconds, add the cabbage, cover stirring at times until cabbage softened a little.
Add the tomato purée & stir until mixed well. Add the chopped tomatoes and gradually pour in the stock to the level of liquid you want.
I like the soup with less liquids. I measure the stock about 3cm approx above the cabbage.
Cover and simmer for 5 min on low heat. Add the can of beans, cover and simmer further 2/3 min.
Adjust seasonings salt pepper sugar & lemon juice as you like.
Serve hot on its own or with Brown bread. I like to serve this soup with side dishes like Humous & warm pitta.