Hungarian Sweet 'n' Sour Cabbage Soup

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"This is out of my "Whole Foods Market Cookbook"

Original is 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (331.3 g)
  • Calories 99.1
  • Total Fat - 3.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 124.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5 g
  • Sugars - 8.1 g
  • Protein - 4 g
  • Calcium - 87.7 mg
  • Iron - 3.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 52.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a soup pot over medium heat.

Step 2

Add the onion, garlic, and caraway seeds, and saute, stirring frequently, until the onion is translucent.

Step 3

Stir in the paprika, and cook for 1 minute while stirring continuously.

Step 4

Add the diced tomatoes (with juice), tomato puree, cold water, and vinegar. Bring the soup to a simmer,.

Step 5

Simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 6

Add the cabbage and lemon zest; continue to simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, until the cabbage is tender.

Step 7

Add the honey.

Step 8

Season the soup with the salt and pepper and the optional smoked paprika.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


Thank you for sharing this wonderful cabbage soup my friend. Wow was it good. Quick and easy to make with lovely textures and a great flavor. I love the addition of honey and caraway seeds in the soup. It give a nice depth of flavor. The soup is tender, flavorful and very satisfying. We will enjoy this soup again. Made for the JOY of Vegetables tag game.


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(25 Jan 2021)

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We absolutely loved this soup -- it was soooo delicious. We love cabbage and I knew it would be wonderful. I scaled the caraway seed a little bit as we weren't sure how to gauge the taste. Otherwise, I made just as directed and used vegetable broth instead of water. Definitely a keeper of a recipe and one we'll make again. Served with cornbread muffins.


(23 Oct 2020)

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