Whenever you need a break from over-indulging or simply want some lighter, healthier, veggie-packed meals, this detox cabbage soup is a great recipe to make. Customizable with non-starchy vegetables, herbs and spices, this soup will fill you up with nutrients! Gluten free, vegan.
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 50minutes
Author Kelly @ trial and eater
For the soup:
2tablespoonsoil(extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil are my choice)
1largewhite onion(about 1.5 cups)
3largecarrots, chopped (about 2 cups)
2bell peppers, chopped (about 2 cups) see note*
1(14 oz.) candiced tomatoes in juice(no salt added), optional**
1(10 oz.) bagshredded green cabbage(about 5 cups)
6cupsvegetable broth(more or less depending on the desired texture and bulk of veggies used)
In a large stock pot, heat oil on stove over medium heat.
Once oil is hot, add onion and garlic and stir until onion is translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
Add in celery, carrots, bell peppers (or other choice of veggies) and saute until tender (about 7-10 minutes).
Add in diced tomatoes and shredded cabbage, and enough vegetable broth to just cover the vegetables. Stir.
Bring to a boil and then cover and let simmer for 20-30 minutes or until cabbage is tender.
Add in lemon juice, spices, salt and pepper and adjust according to taste. Serve hot.
Will last in airtight container in fridge for 3-4 days.
*The 2 cups bell peppers is usually where I mix up the veggies depending on the season. Can substitute 2 cups of mushrooms, yellow squash or other non-starchy vegetable. See post for list of veggie options.**Can substitute 1.5 cups of chopped tomato for the can of diced. If you leave out the tomato, be aware that there will be less liquid in the soup and you may need to add more broth/water to cover the veggies.Want to add a little heat/spice? Add a chopped jalapeno in with the celery, and/or add 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes with the spices.Other spice options: turmeric, thyme, cumin.Click here to save this recipe on Pinterest!Recipe adapted from Divas Can Cook