Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tomato Cabbage Soup

This tomato and cabbage soup was rumored, in days of old, to melt away those thighs. The point of the cabbage soup in the cabbage soup diet is to fill you up on broth and vegetables in place of one meal a day so that you can lose weight fairly easily without crash dieting or being hungry.

Cabbage has only 33 calories in a cup of cooked cabbage, is low in fat and high in fiber. It is definitely a smart carb. The high content of vitamin C and sulphur in cabbage removes toxins. These are the main causes of arthritis, skin diseases, rheumatism and gout. It is full of vitamin K and anthocyanins that help with mental function and concentration.

  • ½ head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup white or yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetables broth
  • 14 oz can diced  or fresh tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • and cayenne pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add celery, onions, bell peppers, and carrots. Saute until slightly tender. Stir in garlic and pour in chicken or vegetable broth.

Stir in tomatoes and cabbage. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Cook until cabbage is tender. Stir in oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, black pepper and salt. Taste broth and adjust seasoning if needed. Enjoy!


  1. I love cabbage in stews so I have to try this. It looks yummy!

  2. It's the middle of summer in a very hot Washington State. The garden is going crazy, so I added kale and zucchini and subbed anaheim chiles for the heat. Really delicious and filling. Keep those great tasting and healthy recipes coming!