Pear & Red Cabbage Soup


  • 1 tbsp grass-fed butter or coconut oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 small red cabbage, cut into chunks
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 3/4 cup dry red wine
  • 2 pears, cored and chopped
  • 5 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp thyme (dried)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • soft goat cheese (for topping)


Step 1 – On medium heat, melt butter or coconut oil. Next add onion and sea salt. Cooking onions until softened.

Step 2 – Add cabbage and garlic to the pot and cook for about 3-4 minutes.

Step 3 – Add fennel seeds and wine to the pot and simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 4 – Add pears, broth, bay leaf, thyme, cinnamon and pepper, bring to a boil.

Step 5 – Reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes.

Step 6 – Remove bay leaf and stir in lemon juice.

Step 7 – With a hand-held blender (or blender) puree soup.

Step 8 – Pour into bowls and garnish with goat cheese.


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