Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Cabbage can be boring but in this soup it is very tasty..the ground red pepper, etc..really enhances this soup !

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the broth and water in soup pot, add cabbage, celery, potatoes, onion and green pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Season to taste with the red pepper, ginger, black pepper, cinnamon and cloves.
  5. **Ifyou are able to purchase an anise root, place in soup pot. Take out after vegetables are cooked.
Most Helpful

Thank you for sharing this soup. I made this as a part of our dinner tonight. My mom has been down with a running nose for very long now. She said she really liked this soup. She did not want me to use veg. broth(as a substitute for chicken broth), so, I used water instead. I used in total 8 cups of water for this recipe. I love celery and cabbage immensely, and, this soup had both of 'em! I did not have ginger in powdered form, so, I used 2 tsps. of chopped ginger. I also used 2 tsps. of chopped garlic. Thank you, once again, for sharing this simple and good recipe.

Charishma_Ramchandani October 28, 2002

Cinnamon is one of my favorite ingredients, so I'm thrilled to have another non-dessert item to add it to. I added a generous amount of red pepper flakes instead of ground red pepper, omitted the ginger and cloves, and used beef stock instead. Love that I now have a very spicy, flavorful recipe for cabbage soup!

meruchan January 24, 2012

Definitely not the usual, boring cabbage soup. This blend of spices really perks up this everyday vegetables. Since no amounts were listed for the spices, I chose to use about 1/2 tsp of each. I did add garlic as well. I loved the idea listed in the last recipe step, so I added 1 star anise to the soup while it simmered. I may add some chopped tomatoes next time because I think they'd be perfect in this mixture. Thanx for sharing!

*Parsley* May 19, 2011