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Sweet & Sour Cabbage Soup

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 10 ingredients

This sweetly tart, smoky tasting cabbage soup owes its flavor to caraway seed and smoked paprika. It’s worth noting that adding a little smoked paprika to soup is a great way to get that...


  • 1 tablespoon canola or grape seed oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 (14-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 pound cabbage, cored and shredded
  • 4 cups stock or water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or white wine vinegar

Nutrition Facts


192 cals


7 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g


26 g


14 g


6 g


9 g


1176 mg


  1. Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until the onions are translucent. Stir in the caraway seeds and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add the whole tomatoes along with juice. Cook, breaking up the tomato with a wooden spoon, until the tomatoes start turning orangey in color, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add shredded cabbage, stock or water, brown sugar, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer, covered for 1 hour.
  4. Stir in lemon juice, then serve with crusty bread or a baked potato.

Chef Tips

Smoked paprika comes in sweet and hot versions. Buy sweet if you just want the flavor.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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