I had to cook the soup 5 times the recipe suggestion to soften the cabbage. The soup lacked flavor. Definitely needs something else.
Have made this for years. During the warmer months I run the whole thing through the blender once it is finished. Keep in a pitcher in the refrigerator - makes a nice cool snack any time of the day!
I made this exactly as recipe indicated and found it to be delicious and very satisfying. However, the next meal I'll add chickpeas or cooked turkey/chicken to provide some protein as I personally need more protein in my diet. The soup does not demand anything else.
Easy to make, filling & and tastes good. It was even better the second day. I added a teaspoon of grated parmesan cheese to kick it up a bit. Healthy can taste good!