Getting My Veggies In With This Simple Cabbage Soup Recipe

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I have NO idea what is wrong with me but since I’ve been paying attention to my eating habits, I’ve realized that I am not getting nearly enough vegetables. I’m like a child in my food choices….it’s almost embarrassing how strongly I crave fatty comfort foods rather than “fuel” foods.

Unless I put my mind to it, I don’t naturally reach for them. These days I’m intent on eating in a healthier manner which means vegetables….and there are so many delicious ways to get my daily intake, such as this simple cabbage soup recipe which I’m sharing with you. I make batches of this and try to keep it in the fridge to grab when I need to curb a craving. So far it’s working!

I am participating in the Food Bloggers Challenge which prompts us each week to share a recipe with a required ingredient, this week it’s cabbage so of course I had to share this soup.

Simple Cabbage Soup Recipe

Cabbage Soup Recipe @SoberJulie

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 head of cabbage, chopped into 1″ pieces
  • 1/2 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 green pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1 red pepper, roughly chopped
  • 2 large carrots, sliced into coins
  • 2 cups of baby spinach, chopped
  • 2 large stalks of celery, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small can tomato paste (156ml)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (796ml or 3.3 cups)
  • 1 box of chicken broth (950ml or 4 cups)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

cabbage soup recipe ingredients

Look at all of these gorgeous vegetables which are in this cabbage soup recipe, so many vitamins which are good for out bodies! Begin by chopping your veggies and heat the oil on medium/high heat in a large pot.

Saute your onions and garlic until they are tender and add the peppers in for approx 3 minutes. Add in all of your ingredients except the baby spinach and celery.

cabbage soup recipe in bowl

Allow the soup to come to a light boil, then lower the heat. Add in the baby spinach and celery and simmer until the cabbage and carrots reach the tenderness you like. I actually allow mine to simmer for a while, somehow this soup is never left on too long.

Funnily, I don’t love the taste of cabbage in most dishes but in this soup it’s lovely.

cabbage soup recipe in bowl from above

As I mentioned, once I’ve made a batch I keep this soup in the fridge and have it daily as a snack or a side with meals. Assuming you serve it into 8 portions it is only 85 calories so go ahead, have a bowl or two and get those veggies in!

Getting My Veggies In With This Simple Cabbage Soup Recipe
A simple, healthy cabbage soup recipe
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Recipe type: soup
Serves: 8
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Ingredients
  • ½ head of cabbage, chopped into 1" pieces
  • ½ red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 green pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1 red pepper, roughly chopped
  • 2 large carrots, sliced into coins
  • 2 cups of baby spinach, chopped
  • 2 large stalks of celery, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small can tomato paste (156ml)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (796ml or 3.3 cups)
  • 1 box of chicken broth (950ml or 4 cups)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Begin by chopping your veggies and heat the oil on medium/high heat in a large pot.
  2. Saute your onions and garlic until they are tender and add the peppers in for approx 3 minutes.
  3. Add in all of your ingredients except the baby spinach and celery.
  4. Allow the soup to come to a light boil, then lower the heat.
  5. Add in the baby spinach and celery and simmer until the cabbage and carrots reach the tenderness you like, approx 20 mins.

More recipes with cabbage as an ingredient from Food Bloggers Challenge:

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Comments

  1. Erica says

    This may sound weird, but I’ve never actually had cabbage with carrots before. Loving your recipe, though! And the photos make it look so yummy!

  2. Pam Fontaine says

    Perfect! I’ve been trying to figure out how to get more vegetables into our diet… this is a great choice! Thank you!

  3. MellieC says

    This soup is amazing. In the winter months this soup is a staple at our house to ensure we get our veggies in, I have even pureed it and took it to work to drink.

  4. Nancy Dueck says

    Made this soup last night with my own variation on it and it was very good! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Lynda Cook says

    Mmmmmm, this is the perfect soup for this cold wintery weather, love it, I sure wished I had a nice hot bowl of it today!!

  6. says

    I love, love, love this soup! I add a little heat by using diced zesty tomatoes with jalepenos and a small can of green chiles. I also double my recipe and freeze half of it. It is great to have on hand when you have guests coming over on a weeknight.

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