Soup from the garden

Cabbage Soup and Beet Soup

Last Wednesday evening was the final Bible Study class until fall. During these classes, someone volunteers to make soup and provide bread for a simple meal. As I am teaching, I don’t often volunteer, but as we were coming toward the end of this season’s classes I volunteered to prepare soups. It was a good way to get winter vegetables out of the garden while making room for summer vegetables. The beets, cabbage, carrots, and onions all came from my garden. I found recipes I liked on the internet and then altered them to fit what I had and the amount I need.  I asked which soup they preferred and most everyone said the cabbage (a few people didn’t even try the beet soup, which was my favorite). Here are the recipes:


Beet Soup

Several onions, chopped

5 stalks of celery, chopped

3 carrots, chopped

6 cloves of garlic, chopped

3 cups of thin sliced beets

10 cups vegetable broth


Salt and pepper

Sour cream


Heat oil and then saute onion, celery, carrots and garlic till soft.  Add beets and cook a couple of minutes more. Then stir in the vegetable broth, bring to a boil, then cover and simmer.  Cook until the beets are tender. Using an immersion blender to mix soup together and serve with sour cream.   I also tried this soup cold the next day and found it delicious, too.


Cabbage Soup

3 onions, chopped

6 cloves of garlic, chopped

Head of cabbage, cored and chopped

3 quarts chicken broth

1 quart water

2 cans of stewed tomatoes

Basil, oregano, salt and pepper to taste



Heat oil and sauté onion and garlic till transparent. Stir in water and broth. Bring to boil, then stir in cabbage and spices.  Simmer till the cabbage is mostly done (10 minutes). Drain and add the stewed tomatoes and spices, bring to boil then simmer for 30 minutes


I prepared both soups on the stove, but then put the soups in a slow cooker to keep them warm while serving.


Soup from the garden — 8 Comments

  1. They both look and sound good soups …
    I just love using vegetables!

    My good wishes for the new month of June.

    All the best Jan

  2. They look great! My home ec teacher in high school used to say that the most colorful foods are the healthiest. If that is so, your beet soup should be quite healthy. 🙂

  3. oh well you sure impressed me. Never I knew you had other blog . So her Im. I had a hard time my mom passed about a month ago and was dificult begin to blog again but Im making and love bake and cook is really good for me. Some people told me she is better now all these thing. Sure Im a christian. But not only I lost my mom (that I was caring about 2 years ) I lost one of my best friends, we talked about all.

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