Red Cabbage and Leek Soup

Red Cabbage and Leek Soup

A very tasty, blue-coloured soup!

6 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 25 min

90 calories per serving 


1 tbsp canola oil   15 mL
12 cups red cabbage, finely chopped   1 kg
1 leeks, finely chopped   300 g
1 clove garlic, minced    
1/2 tsp curry powder   2 g
1 tbsp gingerroot, grated   12 g
5 cups chicken broth, low-sodium   1.25 L
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
2 green onions/scallions, finely chopped [optional]   30 g

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful to purée the soup.


  1. Prepare the vegetables: Chop the leek, garlic, and cabbage.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the leek and garlic, then sauté 3-4 min until softened. Grate the ginger and add it to the pan. Stir in the curry and cook 1 min with stirring. Lower to heat, then add the cabbage and cook 10 min with occasional stirring.
  3. Pour in the broth, bring it to a boil, cover and simmer until the cabbage is fully cooked, about 15 min. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Take the pan off the heat, let it cool down a few minutes then purée the soup in a blender or food processor. Adjust the seasoning, then ladle the soup into bowls. Garnish with chopped scallions, then serve (warm or at room temperature).

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (330g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




3 g

4 %

Saturated 0.5 g
+ Trans 0 g

3 %


0 mg


65 mg

3 %


14 g

5 %


4 g

16 %


5 g


6 g

Vitamin A

2 %

Vitamin C

30 %


6 %


10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: servings
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Trans Fat
Low :
Fat, Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc
Good source of :
Folacin, Manganese, Niacin, Potassium, Vitamin B6
Excellent source of :
Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Vegetables | Soups | Artery-healthy | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Heart-healthy | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Fat | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium

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