Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a great soup to eat for those of you who are dieting. It is free (0 points) on the weight watcher program. Full of good nutrition.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large saucepan that has be sprayed with pam, saute the carrot, onion, garlic and celery about 5 minutes.
  2. Add broth.
  3. Add cabbage, beans tomato paste, tomato, basil, oregano and salt.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Lower heat and simmer 20 minutes, or until beans are tender.
  6. Stir in zucchini and heat for 5 minutes more.
  7. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

This is an amazingly good flavoured soup! I used Maggi vegetable broth with onions for the broth that I prepared by dissolving 2 cubes of Maggi Veg broth in 3 cups of water and boiling it till the cubes dissolved completely. The only ingredient I did not have on hand was zucchini, so I had to leave that out. I did not have dried basil on hand, so I used 4-5 small leaves of fresh basil from my garden instead{After all, this is 'Garden vegetable soup';-)]. For the tomato paste, I used 1 small tomato that gave me about 3 tbsps. of paste. This soup was part of our lunch this afternoon and it went very well. I might have it again for dinner;-) Thank you very much for sharing!

Charishma_Ramchandani October 19, 2003

Very nice soup, and best of all, with a couple of small arepas (thick corn torillas) I figure lunch checked in at about 300 calories. I am still feeling quite full in the middle of the afternoon. I didn't have green beans so I put in some broccoli instead, and I wasn't too precise about measuring anything. Easy and flexible, and surprisingly filling.

Jenny Sanders February 17, 2004

This was incredible! My father says that it was the best vegetable soup he'd ever had. Mom was blown away that it was so good on the first day!

I didn't use zucchini because there wasn't any available, and I forgot tomato paste. I also didn't use cabbage. I added some red peppers and a ton of potatoes, too! If you cube them really small, they cook fine. So good!

gorillawarfare February 22, 2011

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