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Vegan Cabbage Soup Recipe

Vegan Cabbage Soup Recipe

After the Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities are over and we have gained a few extra pounds. I have the perfect solution to help us shed those unwanted pounds! It is my very delicious Vegan, Vegetarian Cabbage Soup especially for those on the cabbage soup diet.

Vegan Cabbage Soup

Cabbage soup is warm, hearty, satisfying and has a cleansing effect on the body. I made mine using only water but feel free to use 2 veggie bouillons or broth for a boost of flavor, I guarantee that it will taste mind-blowing.

It is so easy and healthy for soup detox diet and will help you with your diet plan. It is also hearty with lots of veggies that you won't feel like you are missing starches. If you are like me I think my vegan cabbage soup is very flavorful and satisfying,  as is and I can eat it daily while I'm detoxing.

Make your own Vegetable Broth. I love to prepare my vegan cabbage soup, not only is it healthy and economical but it can be very delicious when cooked with lots of flavors. I have even added dumplings and it takes it to the next level.

 

You got to also try my Curry Cabbage recipe, Roasted Cabbage Steaks,  and my Ital Stew, if you are skeptical, you will be a die-hard fan of cabbage after you try these recipes.

Cabbage Soup Detox (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Cabbage is very healing and detoxifying on the body, It has compounds that rid the body of excess fluids transporting toxins along with it. Cabbage also helps the body by lowering blood sugar, reducing tumors and strengthening the immune system.

Cabbage is rich in sulfur, sulfur helps the liver to detoxify and eliminate toxins. Read more here on the health benefits of cabbage.

I love to make soups and stew from simple ingredients. Please check out more of my delicious soup recipes:

  1. Cheesy Broccoli Soup
  2. Jamaican Gungo Peas Soup
  3. Jamaican Pumpkin Soup
  4. Split Peas Soup (Vegan)
  5. Potato Leek Carrot and Zucchini
  6. White Bean Soup
Per portion
Energy:
90 kcal / 376 kJ
Fat:
4 g
Protein:
2 g
Carbohydrate:
14 g

Ingredients

For: 8 servings
Preparation:
10 min
Cooking:
30 min
Ready in:
50 min

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot on medium high heat. Add onion and cook until soft, about 4 minutes.

  2. Add garlic, celery, green onions, cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in carrots, thyme, parsley, basil, and cabbage.

  3. Cook for another 2 minutes. Add water or broth, bay leaf, yeast flakes, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt.

  4. Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to heat to simmer for 20-30 minutes. Serve!

Notes

I added the bay leaf to prevent gas, you may also add epazote herb or a piece of kombu sea weed.

I don’t recommend that you only consume cabbage soup, but you can include it as a part of your low-fat diet, high fiber diet.

I am so excited to start a new facebook group, sharing lots of delicious vegan recipes, health tips etc. from our members, please join us at Vegan Recipes With Love! If you tried this recipe, please comment below and let us know how you like it. Also, please follow us on Instagram!

Detox Cabbage Soup

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97 Comments
  1. Wendy gagne
    October 8, 2018

    5.01

    Awesome recipe! I loved making it for our fall soups in New England!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      October 8, 2018

      Wendy, I’m so happy you enjoy it. thank you for your feedback. I can imagine it gets pretty chilly in fall in New England.

  2. Florence argentati
    October 3, 2018

    5.01

    Can u email me vegan recipes.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      October 3, 2018

      All my recipes are vegan, join our mailing list on the home page.

  3. Laurie
    July 8, 2018

    4.01

    I add chickpeas to this recipe and I blend half in the blender is cashews. It’s creamy and has protein. :0)

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 8, 2018

      Great idea Laurie, thanks for sharing

  4. Caryl
    July 8, 2018

    superb soup. Thank you for sharing. Have made this for myself as well as others. EVERYONE has enjoyed it. Flavoring was perfect.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 8, 2018

      Thank you Caryl for your feedback, appreciate it much. I’m so happy you enjoy it.

  5. Kristen
    March 12, 2018

    Making this tonight! Excited to try!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 12, 2018

      That’s wonderful Kristen, please enjoy :)

  6. Steph
    February 25, 2018

    5.01

    Made this tonight and it was fantastic! Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 25, 2018

      That’s wonderful Steph, so happy you enjoyed it and thank you very much for your feedback.

  7. Amy
    February 12, 2018

    Did you make the dumplings and add them in or can you buy them? I don’t recall seeing them in the grocery store..

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 12, 2018

      I make my own dumplings and add them in, I don’t do the Asian dumplings though, it more the British style dumplings.

  8. Marian Tennant
    January 26, 2018

    5.01

    I made this a few days ago and it was delicious. Thanks for the recipe as this will be one of my regular go to recipes.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 26, 2018

      Marian, thank you for your feedback, I’m so happy you loved it!

  9. Sandta pittman
    January 8, 2018

    Hi there!! Trying this today. Did you mean one tablespoon thyme? I added that but seems very strong. Hope I didn’t ruin it as took awhile to put together

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 8, 2018

      Sandta, I just edited the recipe, its an old favorite and somehow when I redid it last week I only used fresh but the equivalent of 2 sprigs of fresh is 1 teaspoon the most.

  10. Stacey Matthews
    December 28, 2017

    This is my new favorite recipe, thank you for sharing!

  11. Donna Pennington
    December 16, 2017

    I have been making this soup for years and it never fails, so delicious!

  12. danielle
    December 12, 2017

    This recipe looks so good. I am looking forward to making it.

    danielle

  13. Alison
    December 11, 2017

    This looks so delicious! And prefect for comfort on these chilly days!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 11, 2017

      Thank you Alison, hope you love it!

  14. Erika
    December 11, 2017

    Love that this is a healthy soup! I’m always looking for creative ways to use veggies and this totally fits the bill!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 11, 2017

      Thank you Erika, hope you enjoy it!

  15. Marta Rivera
    December 11, 2017

    What a great looking recipe! I must admit, I was sidelined by your Jamaican Gungo Pea recipe, though ;)

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 11, 2017

      Thank you Marta, hope you get to try them!

  16. Katie Tabor
    December 11, 2017

    This looks so good! Just what I was looking for to make for the cold nights ahead!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 11, 2017

      Thank you Katie, hope you enjoy!

  17. Soup lover
    December 10, 2017

    Love this!! I added fresh mushrooms (cause I have this thing for them😊) I had left over from breakfast (I added it to my own bowl) and my bay leaf came off a tree in New Orleans last time I visited…and it does help with gas 🤣🤣. Thank you for this recipe 😊😊😊😊😊

  18. Aquadal
    November 6, 2017

    Do, so good! Just what winter needs!!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 6, 2017

      Awesome thank you for your feedback!

  19. AllergyChick
    October 27, 2017

    5.01

    ❤⚡Loved this FLAVORFUL FANTASTIC soup/detox! I used fresh herbs and halved recipe (only changes) and I was skeptical, but BAM! AMAZING! I wanted to thank you for the excellent nutrition advice, ways of preparing differently (water saute, cuts for veggies to add texture) and your added insights to health and wellness while ensuring awareness this is not a calorie dense soup, but a detox. I posted a review and picture on Pinterest. YUMMY girl! You know your nutrient density and flavor combinations 🌿💚⚡

    • Michelle Blackwood
      October 27, 2017

      Thank you AllergyChick for making my day! So happy you loved my recipe.

  20. Jes
    October 24, 2017

    Love this recipe, I used to use to help with weight loss but now I’ve had really bad morning sickness the past few weeks and have been making this soup because It’s the only food I can manage to keep down. I’m happy I’m getting some nutrients till my nausea goes away and it’s just such a good recipe!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      October 24, 2017

      Hi Jes, I’m so sorry to hear about your morning sickness and truly hope that it will stop soon. I am so happy that you are able to keep the Cabbage soup down, that’s such a blessing. All the best!

  21. Shanti
    August 18, 2017

    4.01

    Sooo yummy!
    Thank you me and my husband enjoyed this!!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 18, 2017

      You are welcome Shanti, so happy that you both enjoyed it and thank you very much for your feedback!

  22. Michelle Blackwood
    July 31, 2017

    That’s wonderful Taylor, I’m happy you loved it and thank you very much for your feedback!

  23. Robby
    April 29, 2017

    Printable copy?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 29, 2017

      Hello Robby, if you click Control P on a PC and Command-P on the Mac you can print the recipe, hope this helps

  24. Tina Mc.
    January 16, 2017

    I want to add potatoes to this recipe. When should I toss in potatoes during cooking time?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 16, 2017

      It will be fine to add the potatoes at the same time you add carrots.

      • Tina Mc.
        January 18, 2017

        Thank you. Can’t wait to make it this weekend. I love cabbage.

        • Michelle Blackwood
          January 18, 2017

          Hope you enjoy Tina :)

  25. Lids
    December 17, 2016

    What are the nutritional values

  26. Aunt Shirl
    December 13, 2016

    I’m having a moment of zen right now… please stand by…
    This soup is WONDERFUL! I ended up adding more cabbage as I was cleaning out the fridge. Added lots of fresh parsley, and just now served up a bowl with a touch of sriracha. at 11:40 at night! Great recipe, Michelle. I’m not a vegan or gluten-free, but I (personally) am all about flavor, and this has it going on. Definitely a keeper!! :)

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 14, 2016

      Aunt Shirl, I knew you would love it, hahaha! Love your extra additions. Thank you for your lovely feedback!

  27. Aunt Shirl
    December 13, 2016

    I was putting the soup together and got to instruction #2 where it said to add, among other items, parsley. However, I don’t see parsley listed in the ingredients. I went ahead and threw a handful of torn parsley in, as I had some in the fridge. You might want to add it to the ingredient list. Thanks!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 13, 2016

      Thank you for noting that Aunt Shirl, going to fix it right now!

  28. Aunt Shirl
    December 13, 2016

    Everything is chopped, minced, measured, and ready to put together after I get back from a relaxing massage. The prep work was restorative. There is something good about touching nature’s bounty and creating a nourishing dish for the fam. Will let you know how it goes, but so far, my hands smell mah-vuh-less!!!! :)

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 13, 2016

      Ooh massage sounds fabulous. Hope you and the family enjoy!!!

  29. fransan
    December 5, 2016

    Just made it! The aroma in the house is wonderful and so is the soup.
    As mentioned, this soup can be converted in many ways. Glad you are on line for us ‘vegans’.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 6, 2016

      Awesome, so happy you enjoy it!

  30. Morningstar335
    November 12, 2016

    So versatile, its great! I’m using this as a base soup, to later add whatever I have on hand. Makes many soups in one. Kale, spinach, any kind of beans, cubes of potato: sweet or white, pureed tomato, skies the limit.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 12, 2016

      Awesome, that’s so cool and creative. I’m happy you are enjoying!

      • Shalyn
        November 7, 2017

        I’m about to try this out for the first time, I’m allergic to thyme, will it make a difference if I don’t use it, is there an alternative

        • Michelle Blackwood
          November 7, 2017

          That’s fine, leave it out or substitute with oregano or rosemary!

  31. Joanne
    October 27, 2016

    5.01

    Just made this for lunch and it was (surprisingly) delicious! Thanks for the recipe, it will def be going into my favourites :) *****

  32. Stephanie
    March 25, 2016

    5.01

    RARELY do I comment on a recipe. This soup is really surprisingly incredible!!!! I am going to be whipping up batches of this as often as I can! What a marvelous way to eat cabbage. It’s better than “fat” soups! And that says a lot. I didn’t add the green onions and cayenne pepper (because I didn’t have them) and it was so yummy! Thank you for this recipe.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 28, 2016

      Thanks for your comment Stephanie, I’m so happy you enjoyed it! I plan to make a batch this week.

  33. Andrea
    February 21, 2016

    4.01

    Yummy recipe but needed some extra zing, as it was a little blah for my taste. Added 1 can diced tomatoes with the juice, the juice of 1 large lemon and a few dashes of smoked paprika. Perfect!!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 22, 2016

      Wow Andrea, love your additions sounds awesome. Being from the Caribbean my addition to make it pop more would be some Scotch bonnet pepper but I obviously leave it out because of my audience!

  34. Bonnie T
    January 19, 2016

    What is”nutritional” yeast and where cani buy it? Is it the same as the yeast packets that are used in making bread?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 19, 2016

      Nutritional yeast is not the yeast packets used in making bread. Its deactivated yeast that’s been grown on molasses. Its gives a nutty, creamy, cheesy flavor. It can be left out of the recipe and its not necessary. Its usually found in health food stores or online stores such as Iherb, Vitacost or Amazon.

  35. Chanelle
    January 13, 2016

    Oh, I love cabbage. I need to try this soup. Thank you for sharing.

  36. Yonca
    January 13, 2016

    Looks delicious! I use homemade vegetable broth too for cooking. I love the fact cabbage detoxify body naturally .

  37. Teresa Bowen
    January 13, 2016

    I have a sad looking cabbage living in the back of the fridge. Now I have a tasty looking recipe to use it up.

  38. Tami
    January 12, 2016

    I was told cabbage is good to fight my PCOS symptoms. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe.

  39. Beth@FrugalFroggie
    January 12, 2016

    I haven’ttried cabbage soup before. It looks like a healthy soup to enjoy.

  40. Nicole Escat
    January 12, 2016

    5.01

    I’m so glad that it has an olive oil, it looks healthy and tasty.

  41. OurFamilyWorld
    January 12, 2016

    I am not Vegan, but I love vegetables. I can’t wait to try this.

  42. Liz Mays
    January 12, 2016

    It sounds tasty, and you can bet I’ll be adding in the cayenne pepper!

  43. Brianna
    January 12, 2016

    cabbage soup! My mom used to make this when we were growing up. It wasn’t my favorite, but perhaps my taste buds have matured. :)

  44. Jenn Peters
    January 12, 2016

    I absolutely love cabbage soup! Definitely will try this one!

  45. michelle
    January 12, 2016

    i love how so many good foods that are good for us are in this soup

  46. Claudette
    January 12, 2016

    I would most definitely have this soup – love cabbage. :)

  47. Victoria
    January 12, 2016

    This looks so delicious. Never thought to use cabbage in a soup. Thanks!

  48. Peggy
    January 12, 2016

    This reminds me of the cabbage soup I used to eat on Weight Watchers. I loved it. The only problem is, after a week – you’re ready to try something new.

    Do you have a favorite app that you use for keeping track of your recipes? How about a favorite toll for your grocery shopping list?

  49. Lexie Lane
    January 12, 2016

    5.01

    Wow, this one is fantastic, I’m sure it’s delicious and tasty. This would be perfect for winter.

  50. Rachel Mouton
    January 12, 2016

    This looks like a healthy soup my whole family will enjoy. Thanks for sharing :)

  51. Patrice M Foster
    January 12, 2016

    5.01

    Looks delicious…Cabbage soup has an acquired taste …..Can cause gas!

  52. victoria
    January 12, 2016

    This is the first time that i heard this soup, i need to try this especially for winter season

  53. Mardene Carr
    January 12, 2016

    I love soup but just cannot bring myself to drink soup with cabbage in it

  54. rika
    January 12, 2016

    Cabbage is my favorite veggie! Great for soup, raw salad or stir fry.

  55. Eileen
    January 12, 2016

    5.01

    I love cabbage soup. Funny, anytime I make cabbage, I throw in a bay leaf because that is what my Nanny always did. I guess it was for the gas. Love your recipe

  56. Heather
    January 12, 2016

    Well it sounds delicious, I love soups this time of year, I can’t say that I’ve ever had cabbage soup before, but it looks great.

  57. Life as a Convert
    January 11, 2016

    There was a cabbage soup recipe a long time ago that reminds me of this. It was delicious!

  58. Elizabeth O.
    January 11, 2016

    I love cabbage soup! It’s really great for our metabolism. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

  59. Kristi
    January 11, 2016

    Great recipe thank you!

  60. Ana De- Jesus
    January 11, 2016

    I love cabbage and this soup sounds amazing. It is the perfect detox after Christmas.

  61. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    January 11, 2016

    My sister in law is a vegan, so I am sure she will appreciate the recipe :)

  62. tara pittman
    January 11, 2016

    I never knew bay leaf helped with gas. Good to know as cabbage gives me gas.

  63. Tina B
    January 11, 2016

    5.01

    Cabbage has never never looked this good for me. I should try this.