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 Cabbage Soup!


Vegan Cabbage SoupCabbage soup is warm, hearty, satisfying and has a cleansing effect on the body. I made mine using only water but feel free to use water or broth, the result with water was exceptionally good, I enjoyed 2 delicious bowls. I love to prepare cabbage, not only it healthy and economical but it can be very delicious when cooked with lots of flavors. 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.

Vegan Cabbage Soup

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.

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


For: 8 servings


  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!

Recipe 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.

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Vegan Cabbage Soup

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    ❤⚡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 🌿💚⚡

  1. 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

      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!

    • Michelle Blackwood

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

    • Michelle Blackwood

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

  2. 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

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!!!! :)

  5. 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’.

  6. 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.


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


    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

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


    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

      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!

  7. 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

      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.

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

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

  10. 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. :)

  11. 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?


    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

  12. 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.

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