☘️ St. Patrick's Day ☘️

Colcannon Soup and Irish Soda Bread


Bring some Irish luck to your soup bowl! This recipe infuses sauerkraut into a traditional Irish bowl of potato and cabbage soup. This unique combination provides a bright tangy note, and is loaded with veggies in a soft creamy broth!

Accompanying the soup is Irish Soda bread. Simple ingredients are used to create a no-yeast bread that is rustic and hearty.  You'll want to eat this one right out of the oven!

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Prep time:  20-30 minutes

Cook time: 35-40 minutes


Kitchen Tools

  • Large Soup Pot
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper or Silicone Mats
  • High Speed Blender
  • Medium and large bowls
  • Whisk, Spoons, and spatulas
  • Cutting Board & Knives

Irish Colcannon Soup

Yields: 4 servings      


  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups thinly sliced green cabbage (1/2 small cabbage)
  • 2 carrots, small diced
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour (or oat flour or 2 tablespoons cornstarch)
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 lb red potatoes, diced into 1-inch cubes (about 3 cups) 
  • 1 ½ cups sauerkraut
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Pinch red pepper flakes


Irish Soda Bread

Yields: 4-6 servings    

  • 1 3/4 cups plant-based milk (soy is recommended here)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ cup raw nuts and seeds, any combination
  • ½ cup golden raisins


    Colcannon Soup - Directions

    1. In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, sauté the leeks, cabbage, and carrots using a small amount of water to prevent sticking. Cook until the cabbage and leeks are tender.
    2. Add the vegetable broth and potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.   
    3. Place the water, flour, cashews, and nutritional yeast flakes into a high-speed blender and blend until thick and creamy. 
    4. Add the creamy mixture and the remaining ingredients to the soup pot and stir to combine. Continue cooking over low-medium heat until the mixture thickens, about 8-10 minutes. 
    5. Garnish with green onions or red pepper flakes.

    Irish Soda Bread - Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a medium bowl, whisk the milk and lemon juice in a bowl. Set aside for 5-10 minutes until it becomes thick.  This is the perfect ‘buttermilk’ substitute. 
    3. In a large mixing bowl, add the remaining ingredients and whisk to thoroughly combine. Form a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the ‘buttermilk’ mixture.
    4. Stir the dough with a spatula and begin using your hands to gently bring the dough together until the flour is just moistened. Form a rough/shaggy ball, but don’t overwork the dough.  If the dough feels too sticky, add a bit more flour as needed.   It’s important not to over knead because this will activate the gluten and result in a tough bread. 
    5. Transfer the dough onto the prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly with your hands. Score the dough with a serrated knife cutting an X on the top that is about 1 inch deep.  This will allow the center of the bread to cook.
    6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a sharp knife comes out clean. When you tap the loaf, it should have a hollow sound.  Cool 5-10 minutes and serve warm.


    Grocery List

    Produce 🥦

    • 1 leek
    • 1 small green cabbage
    • 2 carrots
    • 3 cups diced red potatoes (about 4)
    • 2 green onions
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

    Plant-Based Dairy🥛

    • 1 3/4 cups plant-based milk (soy is recommended for the bread)

    Grains, Nuts & Seeds 🌰

    • 1/2 cup raw cashews
    • 1/2 cup any raw nuts you prefer to use in the Irish Soda Bread

    Baking & Spices 🌶

    • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (or oat flour or 2 tablespoons cornstarch)
    • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
    • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 3 cups whole wheat white flour
    • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar or preferred sweetener
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1/2 cup golden raisins

    Canned and Jarred Goods 🥫

    • 1 quart low sodium vegetable broth
    • 1 1/2 cups sauerkraut (any variety)