Cabbage soup

For a hearty, warming dish try Janet Brinkworth's simple cabbage soup, flavoured with onion and ham
By Janet Brinkworth
Cabbage soup
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 25 g butter
  • 1 onion
  • 200g piece of boiling ham, fat trimmed and cut into 1.5cm pieces
  • 1 litres chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 waxy potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 500 g spring greens, or cabbage, chopped
  • salt, and freshly ground pepper


1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan. Add in the onion and fry gently for 5 minutes, stirring often, until softened.

2. Add in the ham and the stock and bring to the boil.

3. Add in the potato, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes until the potato is tender.

4. Add in the cabbage and simmer for a further 5 minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

5. Transfer the soup to a jug blender and blend until smooth.

6. Reheat gently and serve at once.

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