"Idealist: One who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup."
- Henry Louis Mencken
A cup and a half of my sincerest wishes your way my friend! I toast you with a smile.
Today's blog? When Tiffany & I visited Wrap Planet this past weekend we enjoyed a most delicious Tomato, Cabbage and Onion Soup. Yes... You guessed it. Tiffany and I looked at one another after our first delicious sips and almost in unison asked, "Why can't we make this soup at home?"
|Tomato, Cabbage & Onion Soup|
No, we did not dare ask a chef for her recipe. We will be back for more of her soup at a later date. However, knowing basically what was in this soup we decided to attempt our own version. We wanted something healthy and low-calorie in our lunches today.
|Ready to blend onion, cabbage, V-8, jalapeno & spices|
- 1/2 head cabbage
- 1 cup grilled onion
- 1 cup roasted tomato
- 2 cans (11 oz total) V-8 juice
- 1 Tbsp spice blend of choice
- 1/2 jalapeno pepper
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Blend grilled onion, cabbage, jalapeno, spices and V-8 juice until smooth.
- Stir in crushed roasted tomato.
- Add salt & pepper to taste. Add additional spices, if necessary.
|Ready to add crushed grilled tomato|
The verdict for our first attempt? Not too shabby. Now that the flavors have had a chance to meld overnight, I can't wait until lunchtime. Pure veggie based and I know the source of my ingredients as I selected them, chopped them, and/or grilled them.
Hi-dee hi-dee umm-soup-is-sooo-good-ho my friend.