Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I've tried a bunch of different diet cabbage soup recipes, and this one is really just an excellent variation on a theme. I think the flavors come together nicely, and are interesting enough that you won't get sick of it after one bowl! I made this on a whim one day, and didn't even have to leave the house to get any of the ingredients (We have a weird, but well-stocked pantry!). I guess that sort of makes it a "kitchen sink" type soup, but it's still in that all-you-can-eat category, and so delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Throw EVERYTHING into a big pot!
  2. Cover everything with water and place on the stove. You want the water to be just covering all the vegetables by a half inch or so, unless you want it really soupy--then add more water.
  3. Bring everything to a boil, then slightly turn down the heat so the soup boils gently for about ten minutes.
  4. Cover and simmer until all the vegetables are soft. Season to taste.


Most Helpful

This is a really good favorite of all the diet soups I've tried. The thing I changed was to add some V8 juice. Just adding water to cover the vegetables seemed too watery. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to cut back on some calories!

Wendy 88 November 08, 2011

excellentsoup idea. will try

cliffeco October 15, 2008

Like Melewen, I also had all the ingredients on hand--bet you do too. It's easy to halve or omit/add ingredients to personal taste. The okra & spinach provide nice color contrast and the cayenne pepper adds just the right amount of heat. After a hard day outside, it was comforting to sit down to a bowl of this cabbage soup. Thanks for sharing.

ladyfingers October 14, 2008

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