Cabbage Soup is a healthy, low-calorie, and comforting dish, perfect for those looking for a simple yet satisfying meal. It’s packed with the goodness of cabbage, vegetables, and herbs, making it a great choice for a light lunch or dinner.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small green cabbage, chopped
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 bay leaf
  • Optional: red pepper flakes for a spicy kick
  • Optional: chopped parsley for garnish


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery, and cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  3. Stir in the chopped cabbage, ensuring it’s well mixed with the other vegetables.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes with their juice, vegetable broth, dried thyme, dried basil, and bay leaf (if using). Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using).
  5. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the cabbage is tender.
  6. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  7. Remove the bay leaf before serving.
  8. Serve the soup hot, garnished with chopped parsley if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 90
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Protein: 3g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes


  • Serves: 6 people

Cabbage Soup is not only delicious but also incredibly healthy and easy to make. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy a variety of vegetables in one meal. This soup is light yet filling, making it perfect for a nutritious meal option any day of the week. Enjoy this comforting bowl of soup with a slice of whole-grain bread for a more complete meal!

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