Savoy cabbage soup with barley and lentils

I don’t know why but I feel like eating healthier. As the fall has arrived and the leaves are falling off the trees, full of colour I feel a need for soup. There is something  comforting about it and it is so easy to make healthy versions, still full of flavour.

I love cabbage and decided to make a cabbage soup for lunch. I had some soup mixture in my cupboard, a mix of pearl barley, lentils and pasta that would be perfect. We picked a savoy cabbage at the allotment.

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Cabbage soup 

Preparation time 10 minutes 

Cooking time 30 minutes 

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head of savoy cabbage
  • 1 onion
  • 1 celery
  • 1 dl or 1/2 cup soup mixture or pearl barley
  • 2 l or 8.5 cups of chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp hotsauce
  • 1 sausage, I used a Tolouse as I love the kick black peppercorn

Slice the cabbage, celery and the onion. Place in a pan with the stock and add the sausage whole. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for 10 minutes. Then add the soup mixture and let simmer for another 20 minutes.

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Before serving slice the sausage thinly and add back to the soup. I can’t say it had the looks but it was delicious and it hit the spot as it was full of flavour and very hearty.

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The hot sauce added a nice background heat and a deeper flavour without being too hot.

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