Vegan Cabbage Roll Soup
There was an epic sale on cabbage today at the grocery store, so I got three heads and came home with my head swimming of memories of Grandma Leila's cabbage rolls. I had gone to the store starving and didn't have time to roll anything up or follow a recipe. I simply walked in the door and started throwing things in my Instant Pot (well, I washed my hands first, because Grandma Leila always said that grocery carts are hotbeds of germs).
Ingredients (I didn't measure, but am giving approximate amounts)
First thing, I set my Instant Pot to saute. I quickly chopped the onion and tossed it into the pot with the olive oil and let that cook a bit while I prepped the other ingredients. You can do this in a soup pot if you don't have an Instant Pot, of course. While the onions cook, I put the mushrooms, walnuts, and garlic in the food processor and pulsed until it was the texture of ground beef. Add that to the pot so it can brown some too. Stir a bit so it can get browned. While that cooks, add the rest of the ingredients and scrape any bits stuck to the bottom of the pan and stir everything up completely. Put on lid and if you are using Instant Pot, set for manual to 6 minutes. Use quick release and enjoy! If you are cooking on stovetop, bring it to a boil and then turn down to simmer until cabbage is cooked through (probably 15-20 minutes).
Serve with red pepper flakes.
If you want it to be more filing, serve over mashed potatoes just like my grandma served her cabbage rolls.
1/5/2017 05:08:19 pm
Trying this tonight! Did you do quick release or natural release? Thanks!
1/5/2017 05:58:46 pm
Quick release! I'm still learning all the important lingo for Instant Pot recipes!
1/10/2017 04:39:54 pm
What can we substitute for the walnuts? Allergies, ugh.
1/11/2017 09:46:26 am
You could leave out, I just like for the texture/protein. Some cooked quinoa would work similarly, or if you can have other nuts, it would be good with pecans. You could even crumble tofu in if you wanted something lower fat that would still give you that ground beef crumble texture.
3/9/2018 04:34:00 pm
Could you tell me how much sodium would be in the soup? I have heart problems and must keep sodium low. I looked at one vegan cabbage roll soup and it had 1600mg. per serving. Crazy! Sodium kills . Thanks.
5/18/2021 02:24:17 am
I used pistachio and cashew nuts instead of walnuts, it came out tasting amazing. I will make this again for sure.
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