Vegan Red Cabbage and Sausage Soup

When is a soup a stew or a stew a soup? I would call this a stew, but it depends on how much sauce or broth there is. In any case this is really delicious especially with a big mixed salad and whole grain bread.

Vegan Red Cabbage and Sausage Soup

Serving Size: 4


  • 2 cups black-eyed peas (cooked) or 1 cup dried
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb. organic red potatoes, cleaned and cut in bite sized pieces
  • 4-6 vegan hot dogs or vegan sausages
  • 1/2 lb. red cabbage, shredded in big pieces or chopped
  • 2 leeks, chopped
  • 4-6 cups vegetable bouillon
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (more to dust as garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup vegan soy cream

Red Cabbage and Sausage Soup


  1. If you are using dried black-eyed peas, then you must start the night before and soak them over-night. Then cook the black-eyed peas until soft but not mushy.
  2. Clean and chop the potatoes, chop the leeks, mince the garlic and shred or slice the red cabbage
  3. Heat the oil in a large soup pot.
  4. Add the leeks to the hot oil.
  5. Add the potato pieces and the vegetable bouillon. Start with 4 cups of vegetable bouillon, then you can add more if you need/want more liquid.
  6. Cook the potatoes until they begin to soften.
  7. Cut the vegan hot dogs in bite sized pieces and add to the cooking potatoes.
  8. Drain the black-eyed peas of any liquid and add to the soup.
  9. Add the red cabbage and balsamic vinegar
  10. Add the smoked paprika and gently stir to mix the soup.
  11. Blend the cornstarch with a bit of water and mix into the soup to thicken the sauce.
  12. At the last minute add the vegan cream.
  13. Season to taste with salt and pepper, perhaps a small pinch of sugar to off-set the vinegar, however we did not find that necessary. The balsamic vinegar was already sweet enough and blended with the red cabbage.
  14. Serve the soup garnished with a dusting of smoky paprika.


This recipe was inspired by We used vegan ingredients and added a few other seasonings as well.