First, I saute the mushrooms until they’ve just browned and released some water. All the other veggies get added in next, then the broth and tomatoes on top. While I usually use a can of diced tomatoes, in the summer I’d recommend using a couple of fresh tomatoes instead. And when you’ve got an abundance of fresh tomatoes, be sure to also make our favorite Fresh Salsa, Authentic Bruschetta, Fresh Tomato Soup, and Fresh Tomato Marinara!
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, like its cousins the Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Broccoli and Kale. This family of vegetables is known to be high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. For more detox recipes, don’t miss my favorite Apple Cider Vinegar Drink, Beet Detox Juice, Green Detox Smoothie, Detox Water, and Dandelion Detox Tea. This recipe is part of my Meal Prep for Weight Loss collection – don’t miss it!
Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe.
Start making this vegetable soup by prepping all the veggies so that they are ready to go. While I’ve used the classic detox cabbage soup ingredients here, it would also be great with other veggies like potatoes or zucchini.
Let the soup simmer together until the cabbage and all the veggies are tender, about half an hour. I’ve also tested this recipe in the Instant Pot pressure cooker and it works just as well.
Why yes, it seems that it is! According to Huffpost, “Cabbage does double detox duty. Its diuretic properties help rid your body of excess liquid, carrying toxins along with it. Like other cruciferous veggies, cabbage is also sulfur-rich, helping your liver break down toxins so they can be more easily expelled.”
For those here looking for a weight loss soup, a cabbage vegetable soup is ideal, as it’s high in fiber, which keeps you feeling fuller longer. Other nice weight loss soup ideas include my favorite Lentil Soup, White Bean & Kale Soup, Italian Farro Vegetable Soup, and Chickpea Vegetable Soup.
Do you remember the Cabbage Soup Diet from the ’90s? The idea was to make a big pot of vegetable soup with cabbage and and eat it for several days. While this is not a sustainable weight loss plan I would recommend, I really enjoyed the soup years ago. I was planning to make the vegetable pot stickers from my new cookbook, Vegan in an Instant, but didn’t get around to it, and this soup seemed the perfect use for my 1/2 head of cabbage. Plus, after an especially indulgent week of cookie recipe testing, a detox “weight loss” soup sounded perfect.