Sometimes it’s really nice to have an easy, basic soup recipe from just a few simple ingredients – especially when you are in a hurry.. or, in my case, you open the fridge and realize that your kids ate all the veggies and left you with:
- 1/2 onion
- 1/2 head green cabbage
- a few cloves of garlic
…at first, I was happy that they were actually eating the veggies (right?!) but then it hit me: What do I make with so FEW ingredients?!
Really – what am I going to do?
Every Saturday I make food for church fellowship – and I’m known as the soup lady. Every Saturday, a different soup to bring, and they always turn out amazing. There can’t be any way that I can make just 3 things into a soup this time – or so I thought.
My pantry is stocked full of beans, lentils, almond and tapioca flour, spices and corn flour… but deep within the depths of my pantry were the remains of a box of stewed tomatoes, diced tomatoes and tomato paste – all wonderful staples to keep on hand “just in case” you are in a pinch.
And boy… was I in a pinch! So I pulled them all out – and whipped up this easy recipe our Instant Pot. It turned out amazing, and was incredibly easy – full of flavor and well loved by everyone.
- 2 Tbsp grass fed butter
- 4 cloves garlic, diced
- 1/2 onion, sliced
- 4 C. water
- 1 can organic stewed tomatoes
- 1 can organic diced tomatoes
- 1/2 can tomato paste
- 1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 head cabbage chopped (3 cups - more or less)
- 1 1/2 tsp himalayan pink salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper (or, 2 drops black pepper vitality essential oil - we use Young Living)
- In your Instant Pot, add the butter, garlic, and onion and saute 2-3 minutes or until soft.
- Turn OFF the saute function and "dump" in the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, brown sugar, and cabbage - give it a "stir".
- Put the lid on the instant pot, close the valve and push manual (high) for 4 minutes.
- It'll take a few minutes to come to pressure - once done, it will beep, and allow the pot to release naturally for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, manually release the remaining pressure, and add the himalayan pink salt and black pepper (to taste).
- Ladle into bowls and serve.
- Feel free to substitute regular salt in lieu of himalayan pink salt, but you'll have to add your own measurements - to taste.
Can I tell you how much we love our Instant Pot? We have had it for a full year, and it has been the most amazing purchase we have made yet (besides our Young Living Starter Kit 3 years ago!)
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