Cabbage Soup With Tomatoes (Polish-Style)


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You’re going to love this easy Cabbage Soup With Tomatoes recipe. It’s healthy, easy to make, and absolutely delicious! Made with shredded cabbage, carrot, potatoes, tomatoes, lentils, and meat – this Polish soup is comforting, aromatic, and so yummy!

Cabbage Soup With Tomatoes

Depending on the region (and the time of the year), the cabbage soup in Poland is prepared in a completely different way. You can make the soup either with sauerkraut or with raw cabbage.

I love the version with raw cabbage! 🙂 Young summer/spring one will be the best.

The soup made with raw cabbage is sweeter and lighter than the one made with sauerkraut. Just perfect for summer!

Polish Cabbage Soup With Tomatoes And Lentils
Polish Cabbage Soup With Tomatoes And Lentils

What you need and how to make it

The recipe is easy and you need a few basic, inexpensive ingredients.

Polish-style cabbage soup with tomatoes is made with carrot, potatoes, onion, tomatoes, and additionally in my version lentils and meat. For easier prep, you can use already shredded cabbage. I bought a ready-to-use mix of shredded cabbage and carrot.

The soup is seasoned with bay leaves, allspice berries, smoked paprika, cumin, dried herbs, and fresh dill or parsley. It’s super aromatic!

So how to make the soup? It’s simple and there’s not much effort needed. You start with frying the onion and meat, and then you just add the rest of ingredients, bring to boil, and simmer until ready!

The soup tastes the best the next day served with a piece of bread. 🙂

Polish Cabbage Soup With Tomatoes And Lentils
Polish Cabbage Soup With Tomatoes And Lentils

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AuthorEwaCategory, , DifficultyBeginner

You're going to love this Polish Cabbage Soup With Tomatoes And Lentils recipe. It's healthy, easy to make, and absolutely delicious!

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

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In all my recipes 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml, 1 tablespoon equals 15 ml, 1 cup equals 250 ml. Spoons and cups are lightly packed.

 500 g Shredded cabbage
 300 g Ground meat (eg. turkey, chicken, pork, beef) or chicken breast/boneless chicken thigh (chopped)
  cup Green lentils
 5 cups Broth
 1 Big carrot
 1 Onion
 1 Potato
 400 g Passata (or 400g canned tomatoes)
 2 tbsp Fresh parsley or dill
 1 tsp Smoked paprika
 1 tsp Sweet paprika
 ½ tsp Cumin
 1 tsp Oregano
 1 tsp Thyme
 1 Bay leaf
 2 Allspice berries
 1 tsp Sugar
 Salt and pepper
 Oil

1

If you choose to use whole chicken breast or boneless chicken thigh, chop the meat into small pieces.

2

Prepare the veggies. Finely chop the onion, grate the carrot, cut the potato into small cubes, chop the cabbage (if using whole).

3

Heat a large pot over medium heat with a little bit of oil. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes, until soft. Move to the side, and add meat. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time.

4

Add the rest of ingredients except parsley/dill: carrot, potato, shredded/chopped cabbage, all the spices, bay leaf, allspice berries, broth, tomatoes, lentils. Bring to boil then cover and cook on medium-low heat for 30 minutes.

5

Uncover, top with fresh parsley or dill, taste and season with more spices if needed.

6

Serve with bread!

Ingredients

 500 g Shredded cabbage
 300 g Ground meat (eg. turkey, chicken, pork, beef) or chicken breast/boneless chicken thigh (chopped)
  cup Green lentils
 5 cups Broth
 1 Big carrot
 1 Onion
 1 Potato
 400 g Passata (or 400g canned tomatoes)
 2 tbsp Fresh parsley or dill
 1 tsp Smoked paprika
 1 tsp Sweet paprika
 ½ tsp Cumin
 1 tsp Oregano
 1 tsp Thyme
 1 Bay leaf
 2 Allspice berries
 1 tsp Sugar
 Salt and pepper
 Oil

Directions

1

If you choose to use whole chicken breast or boneless chicken thigh, chop the meat into small pieces.

2

Prepare the veggies. Finely chop the onion, grate the carrot, cut the potato into small cubes, chop the cabbage (if using whole).

3

Heat a large pot over medium heat with a little bit of oil. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes, until soft. Move to the side, and add meat. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time.

4

Add the rest of ingredients except parsley/dill: carrot, potato, shredded/chopped cabbage, all the spices, bay leaf, allspice berries, broth, tomatoes, lentils. Bring to boil then cover and cook on medium-low heat for 30 minutes.

5

Uncover, top with fresh parsley or dill, taste and season with more spices if needed.

6

Serve with bread!

Cabbage Soup With Tomatoes (Polish-Style)

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Polish Cabbage Soup With Tomatoes And Lentils
Polish Cabbage Soup With Tomatoes And Lentils

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Originally posted 2019-06-18 07:30:00.

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11 Comments

  1. Darlyne Mitchell 18 June 2019 at 10:31

    I thought I signed up previously, I was getting an email that was in Polish which I wasn’t able to translate to English I don’t know if it was your site or not. Would you be sure this is sent in English language? My dad was Polish and my mom made some Polish foods. I am learning about Polish Cusiene and hope to gather Polish recipies that I enjoy to make for myself but to also share with my family.

    Reply
    1. Ewa 18 June 2019 at 11:12

      HI Darlyne, all my communication is in English so it had to be a different site 🙂 I hope you’ll enjoy these recipes!

      Reply
    1. Ewa 24 June 2019 at 14:54

      Thanks! 🙂

      Reply
  2. Chas Greener 19 June 2019 at 16:45

    I’ve been looking for a recipe like this and you’re sounds lovely. I’m excited to try it – Pinned! Thanks for sharing with To Grandma’s House We Go – I’ll be featuring you next week.

    Reply
    1. Ewa 24 June 2019 at 14:55

      Thanks Chas 🙂 I am super happy you liked my recipe! Have a great week!

      Reply
  3. Linda 20 June 2019 at 20:21

    It looks and sounds delish. I’ pinning. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
    1. Ewa 24 June 2019 at 14:55

      Thank you Linda!

      Reply
  4. Karen Supper 19 October 2019 at 11:39

    This looks delicious! I am definitely going to try it. Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Ewa 20 October 2019 at 05:14

      You have to 😉

      Reply
  5. Helen at the Lazy Gastronome 20 October 2019 at 11:54

    I have a similar recipe – but it’s Portugese. I think I need to try yours and compare. Your’s looks awesome. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – Have a wonderful week!

    Reply

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