This vegan cabbage soup with harissa and ginger had everyone stumped when I put it on Facebook for a game of ‘Guess the Soup’. The most popular guess was ‘Butterscotch Angel Delight’ but I have no idea why, do you?
Okay, maybe they did have a point after all, and despite me saying three times that the soup was this colour because of the harissa, apart from Butterscotch Angel Delight, people kept guessing orangey-coloured vegetables like butternut squash, pumpkin and sweet potato. Eventually, someone guessed ‘cabbage’ but I think that was only because it was the only vegetable in the entire universe that hadn’t been suggested.
In case you’re not familiar with it, harissa is a North African hot paste, made from chillies, roasted red peppers and herbs and spices. It gives an aromatic fiery kick and makes a great change from the usual dried red chilli I usually put in everything. The ginger complemented it beautifully and gave an added warmth to the soup.
As you can see from the Angel Delight photo, my Froothie Optimum G2.1 blender whizzed it up into creamy, smooth, soupy perfection which went well with the mushroom bread I made last week (which I sliced then put in the freezer – I’m not eating stale bread, honest). This quick and easy soup is also a fab healthy lunch to have as part of the #jumpstart17 campaign.
- 1 onion, chopped
- 25g vegan spread (I used Flora Freedom)
- 1 small Savoy cabbage, chopped
- 750ml vegan stock
- 1 tbsp harissa paste
- 1 tsp ginger puree
- salt and pepper
- Melt the vegan spread in a large saucepan, add the onion and fry on a low heat for about 5 minutes until the onion is soft
- Add the rest of the ingredients, season to taste and simmer for 10 minutes
- Blend on high speed for 1 minute
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