Cabbage & Beet Soup

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

Recipe: #5636

June 05, 2012

"I made the soup a few days ago and loved the flavor, I guess you could call this a borsht but minus the beef. I used 4 cups half water and 4 cups chicken broth, if you make it using all water or all vegetable broth that makes it vegan/vegetarian. I made this soup a day ahead to allow all the flavors to blend I strongly suggest to do the same you will be amazed at the amount of increased flavor. I enjoyed this soup with homemade garlic croutons that I added on in the bowl. Make sure to use good quality canned stewed tomatoes, generic just won't do, I used Hunt's brand and make certain to use Italian-flavored if you can't find Italian-flavored then add in 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning"

Original is 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (295.1 g)
  • Calories 240.6
  • Total Fat - 6.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 82 mg
  • Sodium - 597.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 35.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.6 g
  • Sugars - 2.3 g
  • Protein - 9.2 g
  • Calcium - 68.2 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large stockpot, heat olive oil over medium heat (use enough oil to lightly coat the bottom of you pot).Add in onions; cook until onion is transparent, about 5 minutes. Add in garlic and chili flakes; cook 2 minutes.

Step 2

Stir in water, broth, stewed tomatoes with juice bouillon granules, wine and beets and cabbage; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer partially covered until the beets are tender and the cabbage is soft (about 1 to 1 1/2 hours). Season with salt and pepper and brown sugar if you like during and after cooking time.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


Perky flavour loaded soup. I was a bit heavy handed with the chili flkes but we love spice. I used all chicken low sodium broth no water.   I used Yellow beets ( I had them on hand)  worked well. Made the full recipes and have frozen 4 containers. Lovely Soup Thanks Kitten


review by:
(16 Aug 2012)


Carol, do you use raw beets or canned ones? Helen in Ark.


review by:
(5 Jun 2012)

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