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A pot of cabbage soup on a white table

Vegan Irish Cabbage Soup

A simple and healthy soup with the flavors of sage and caraway that’s sure to satisfy your entire family.
Course Entree, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Irish
Keyword cabbage soup, Irish soup, winter vegetable soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Author Linda Meyer


  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil or 3 tbsp vegetable broth if you don’t cook with oil
  • 2 ½ cups onion diced
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 2 cups carrots sliced into thin coins
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 cups potatoes diced
  • 2 ½ cups tomatoes chopped
  • 5 cups green cabbage chopped
  • 3 cups kale chopped (we used lacinato, aka dinosaur, kale)
  • 32 oz vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp ground caraway seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a large soup pot on medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the olive oil or broth, then add the onions. Stir and cook for approximately 3 minutes, or until they begin to turn translucent and sweat.
  2. Add the celery and carrots and stir well. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and stir. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the broth and water, then add the potatoes and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Once the broth is boiling, reduce the heat to simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in apple cider vinegar, spices, and salt and pepper, then stir in the cabbage and kale and cook for another 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts are an estimate only.