Majorcan Cabbage Soup (Sopa Mallorquina)

2022-08-16 Recipe Author Lithuanian in the USA

Majorcan Cabbage Soup (Sopa Mallorquina)
Well, how many of you buy a cabbage and a poor vegetable stays in a fridge for a day, two, or maybe a week..? It happens to me sometimes. And it just so hard sometimes to make up what to do with it. I was thinking to make cabbage rolls, but they take so long to prepare… Then maybe coleslaw, but you also need to prepare some meat accompany it or so. Finally, you can make a soup, and if you don’t want simple/usual cabbage soup, you need a new idea!

Delicious, light, but also filling Majorcan soup – another soup lover discovery. Although this soup can be called a stew as well, not only because of the appearance, but also due to the satiety feeling that it gives. Anyway, usually I prefer soup with at least one or a few pieces of meat in it, otherwise it’s difficult to get full, but this soup is a real exception. Becoming a vegetarian for a day or two hasn’t hurt anyone, and having a pot of such a yummy soup – it’s not even easy, but so tasty!

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    • 1 small cabbage
    • 2 medium-sized green bell peppers
    • 2 medium-sized tomatoes
    • 1 large onion
    • 5 garlic cloves
    • 500 ml (2 cups) hot water
    • 1 good handful fresh chopped parsley
    • 5 tbsp. olive oil
    • 2 tsp. paprika powder
    • salt
    {for serving}
    • 1,5 l (6 cups) hot chicken or vegetable broth
    • 1 slightly dry rye or whole-grain bread (thin slices)

    Recipe Directions

  1. 1. Peel the onion, cut into strips. Peel garlic cloves and crush them using garlic press. Cut cabbage into large pieces.
  2. 2. Take out the seeds from bell peppers, then cut into larger pieces.
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  4. 3. Preheat 5 tbsp. of olive oil over medium heat in a large pot. Add onion and garlic. Fry until onion softens.
  5. 4. Peel the tomatoes, remove the seeds (if you like) and cut into small cubes. Put tomatoes together with onion and garlic. Fry until the pieces of tomato soften.
  6. 5. Then add cabbage, stir and heat it up until the cabbage softens. Add parsley, paprika powder and mix. Heat the vegetables for ~2-3 minutes.
  7. 6. Then add bell peppers, stir, fry for ~2-3 minutes and add 500 ml (2 cups) of hot water. Boil the soup until bell peppers soften. In the end, add salt to taste.
  8. 7. Serving the soup: Pour hot broth into bowls, put bread slices, add stewed vegetables on the top and serve. Soup can be also served with sour cream.
  9. 8. Note: It’s the best to use yesterday’s bread, which has been cut into thin slices before it gets somewhat dry.

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