Savory Cabbage Soup is a healthy, clean eating soup!
½cupof cured meatuse bacon, diced ham, turkey sausage, or pancetta
2cupschicken brothor vegetable broth
2cupsor 1 can white beans (Northern Italian or Cannelini)
1can diced tomatoes
dashSalt and pepper to taste
Saute onions, celery, garlic, and carrots in olive oil.
Once onions are translucent, add your choice of cured meat (If you decide to use bacon, it will need to be added to the vegetables about 2-3 minutes after they have been cooking, so that it can cook to - any other cured meat will already be cooked and can be added after vegetables are cooked through).
After bacon has cooked for 2-3 minutes, add in cabbage.
Cook on medium heat in stock pot, stirring constantly.
Cook until cabbage cooks down and gets soft (If it looks too dry, add more olive oil.)
It will begin to caramelize, so be sure that you are stirring up all the caramelization from the bottom of the pan.
Add in the bay leaf, diced tomatoes, white beans, and 32 ounces of broth.
Bring to a rolling boil and then turn down to simmer for 20-30 minutes.
Serve with Parmesan cheese and toasted baguettes if desired.