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Lebanese Cabbage Roll Soup

  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 55 Minutes (+Rest Time)
  • Yield: 4-5 Servings (9 Cups) 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Lebanese Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

There is no shortage of healthy, comforting goodness in this oil free, vegan Lebanese Cabbage Roll Soup with nourishing ingredients.


Ingredients

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Base Ingredients:

  • 1 medium yellow onion, fine dice
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 ¾ cup low-sodium vegetable broth *
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 – [ 14.5 oz. can ] petite diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (+/-) *
  • 1 teaspoon tahini
  • 1 Tablespoon white miso (optional) *
  • ½ cup uncooked brown rice (or rice of choice) *
  • 1 – [ 15 oz. can ] chickpeas, drained and rinsed *
  • 4 to 5 cups roughly chopped green cabbage * 

Spice/Herb Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon dried mint (+/-) *
  • ½ to 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt (+/-) *
  • ¼ teaspoon black peppers (+/-)
  • Pinch red pepper flakes 

Optional Toppings:

  • Toasted pine nuts
  • Freshly chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Place the Spice/Herb Ingredients (except for red pepper flakes) in a small bowl, mix well, set aside.
  2. In a large stock pot, add the diced onions; sauté over medium heat until they begin to soften, approximately 7 to 9 minutes.  Add a couple of tablespoons or so of water if they start to stick and/or to prevent burning.
  3. Add the minced garlic, sauté for one minute.
  4. Add all remaining Base Ingredients and Spice/Herb Mix, stir well to combine. Bring to a boil, then immediately lower to a simmer. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes or longer (largely dependent upon the rice used) until the rice and cabbage are perfectly tender. Remove from the stove, add the red pepper flakes.
  5. Allow to sit for 8 minutes to allow the flavors to marry.  Serve with toasted pine nuts and freshly chopped parsley.

Notes

*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used. 

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.   

*Servings: 4 to 5 (makes 9 cups)