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Healthy, Savory, Tomato Cabbage Soup Recipe

Audrey Hunt's passion for nutrition began the day she was diagnosed with diabetes. She's a vegetarian and advocate for healthy living.

Super Healthy Cabbage Soup


An Easy and Healthy Way to Feed The Family

If you're looking for a simple, quick, healthy tomato cabbage soup recipe, look no further. This healthy vegetarian soup is filling, low in calories and ready in no time at all. Feel free to play with this recipe adding some of your own favorite ingredients. Meat eaters may toss in some nicely browned chicken, turkey, sausage, or beef. Add most anything you like. including left-overs.

Pop a container or two filled with this nourishing soup and freeze for a rainy day.

So grab a soup pot, clean your cutting board and get ready to whip up a delicious lunch or dinner. Perfect for one or the whole family, everyone will be asking for seconds.

And if you're watching your weight, this is a perfect and satisfying way to go.

Healthy and EasyTomato Cabbage Soup

Healthy and EasyTomato Cabbage Soup


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, virgin
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 large bottle or can tomato or v8 juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large package shredded cabbage
  • 6-8 baby size red potatoes
  • 3-6 sprigs fresh basil
  • A few sprinkles cayanne pepper, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric


  1. Sautee onion and garlic in olive oil.
  2. Add shredded cabbage, stirring to mix with oil, onion and garlic.
  3. Add tomatoe juice and stir.
  4. Cut baby potatoes in half and add to mixture.
  5. Add salt and pepper and finely cut basil leaf. Stir.
  6. Add turmeric and stir

Cook Time

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10 min

30 min

40 min

Serves 6

Some Facts About Cabbage

Throughout history, the ancient Romans and Greeks have referred to cabbage as sea and wild cabbage and recognized it for its nutritional and medicinal properties.

  • It is very high in vitamin C and contains significant amounts of the anti-inflammatory property, glutamine. This has proven to be beneficial in treating arthritis.
  • A paste can be made using cabbage and applied to injuries and then wrapped in the cabbage leaves itself.
  • Most of us recognize the fiber found in cabbage but did you know that cabbage may also help respiratory diseases?
  • The largest producer of cabbage today is China.
  • There are 24 calories in 100 grams (3.5 oz.) of cabbage.
  • The heaviest cabbage, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is an astonishing 127 pounds.

I've noticed a reduction in inflammation since increasing my cabbage intake. This benefit, alone, inspires me to keep this superfood on my grocery list.

Use fresh cabbage when making The Cabbage Soup Diet.  Also drink plenty of water.

Use fresh cabbage when making The Cabbage Soup Diet. Also drink plenty of water.

The Famous Cabbage Soup Diet

I love this diet for quick weight loss. You don't want to be on it forever, but if you have a few pounds that need to come off in a hurry, this works. It's possible to lose 10 (4.5kg) pounds in a week. I lost 8 pounds in the first week. Much of the loss may be due to water loss, but it's still a loss of weight. lists the following variations for this diet:

Beverages are limited to water, and unsweetened fruit juice on days when fruit is allowed. This is a typical outline of the diet:

  • Day 1 - Cabbage soup plus as much fruit as desired, excluding bananas
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  • Day 2 - Cabbage soup with vegetables
  • Day 3 - Cabbage soup plus fruit and vegetables excluding potatoes and bananas
  • Day 4 - Cabbage soup plus up to eight bananas and as much skimmed milk as desired
  • Day 5 - Cabbage soup plus up to 10 ounces (280 g) of beef and up to six tomatoes
  • Day 6 - Cabbage soup plus as much beef and vegetables (excluding potatoes) as desired
  • Day 7 - Cabbage soup plus brown rice, vegetables (excluding potatoes) and unsweetened fruit juice

Because of the difference of opinion in the medical profession, it is best to check with your doctor before beginning this diet. And remember, this is only for a seven day period. Everyone is different and responds differently to the Cabbage Soup Diet.

Cabbage Works For a Hangover

It is stated that the early Egyptians began their meal with a generous helping of raw cabbage, seeds and all. Apparently, this ritual would keep one sober during a festive evening.

Thanks For Being Here

Thanks for checking out my Healthy Tomato and Cabbage Soup Recipe.

Remember to add chicken or beef if you prefer. Personalize this soup by adding spices that play with your pallet. For an Italian flavor add a touch of oregano.

Serve with a basket of hot rolls or french bread and smother with plenty of love!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2012 Audrey Hunt


Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 11, 2016:

Hi Chef

Very glad you approve of my recipe. I, too, love soup and have it about every-other-day. Your encouragement means a lot to me...inspires me to share more of my recipes. Thanks a bunch!

Handicapped Chef from Radcliff Ky on April 09, 2016:

Very nice hub the recipe is lovely and very easy to follow I am going to try it because soups are one of my most favorite meals to eat I just love putting together what I call one pot meals ....Thanks for sharing and keep on sharing great recipes like this one.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 08, 2016:

Dear Rajan

Seeing you here means so much to me. I respect your vast knowledge of nutrition and your hubs fill me with information and inspiration. Knowing that you approve of my recipe is wonderful!

I appreciate your pinning and sharing my hub.

Blessings to you and yours.


Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 08, 2016:

I love this healthy tomato and cabbage soup recipe. I'm certain it's as delicious as it looks. Thanks for sharing. Pinned and shared.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on February 07, 2015:

Glenn Stok

Oooooo - I love sweet potatoes. Thanks for this great idea! This soup is definitely healthy and I freeze a few containers for a quick dinner. Thanks Glenn.

Glenn Stok from Long Island, NY on February 03, 2015:

Well what do you know! I happen to have all the ingredients I need to make this Tomato Cabbage Soup tonight, although with one variation. I'm going to try it with sweet potatoes. Sounds tasty. And definitely healthy.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on December 09, 2014:

Hi Paula

Thanks so much for your comments and for posting this to your Pinterest food board.

Good health to you and yours,


Paula Atwell from Cleveland, OH on September 16, 2014:

I wish I could get my family to eat something like this. Looks delicious. Going to post this to my Pinterest food board.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on May 11, 2014:

PegCole17 - Gee, Peg, thanks so much for pinning this to your food board. And glad you like the recipe. Enjoy!

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on April 11, 2014:

This was so beautiful I had to pin that first picture to my food ideas board on Pinterest. Wow, what a great recipe and so well explained. I can't wait to try this out.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on February 01, 2014:

NellRose - I make a big old pot of this soup and freeze it for those days when I want something quick or on cold, rainy days. Hope you like it!

ocla20 - Adding pork to this recipe is very delicious. The flavor of the pork is magnificent.

rdsparrowriter - Oh dear - so sorry about your allergy. Thanks for being here when you can't even have this. I appreciate it very much.

Eiddwen - Yes please do let me know how you like this recipe. And you can add chicken, pork or even sausage if you like. Big hugs ~ Audrey

Eiddwen from Wales on January 31, 2014:

What a great recipe Audrey ;I love tomato soup but this one will be different.

I'll let you know how I get on.

Lots of love from Wales.


Rochelle Ann De Zoysa from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on December 17, 2013:

It looks delicious and the presentation is very eyecatching, but I have an allergy to tomato, so I won't be able to try it. Voted up and interesting :)

Sean Train from Los Angeles on December 17, 2013:

I think i would try this recipe once I get back from vacation. It looks healthy! I think I would add some fried pork to it though :)

Nell Rose from England on December 13, 2013:

What a great recipe Audrey, definitely one to try, thanks! voted up!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 28, 2013:

moonlake - Thanks so much for liking my recipe. Appreciate the vote up and 5 * Have a super day!

moonlake from America on April 28, 2013:

Looks so good great recipe. Voted up and five stars.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 19, 2013:

Thank you Vellur - I know you'll enjoy this recipe. Let me know how it turns out.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 17, 2013:

Great recipe, healthy and tasty. I love cabbage and will try this one.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 07, 2013:

Hi Denise - I sure hope you enjoyed this healthy Indian tomato cabbage soup recipe. It's one of my favorites. And in the summer, all the nice fresh vegetables are ready for the picking (or buying.) :) Hugs, dear friend!

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on February 22, 2013:

Hi Audrey-what a simple soup recipe and full of healthy benefits. Thanks for sharing. I'll be shopping for the ingredients this w/e. UP/U/I and sharing.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on February 07, 2013: