Cabbage and Beans Soup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small green cabbage, cored and shredded
1 large yukon gold potato, peeled and diced
1 (15 1/2 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed (or other white beans)
6 cups vegetable stock
3⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley leaves
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Add in the onion, carrot, and garlic; cover and cook 5 minutes or until softened.
Transfer the cooked vegetables into a 6-quart slow cooker.
Add in the cabbage, potato, beans, stock, and thyme; season to taste with salt and pepper.
Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
Just before serving, stir in the liquid smoke (if using), and parsley; taste to adjust seasonings.