My Mother's Version: Weight Watcher's 0 Points Vegetable Soup

Total Time
1hr 5mins
20 mins
45 mins

Back in 1993 my DM and I became lifetime members of WW. She revised the 0 point soup recipe. She won 1st place with it at her Office "Soup Cookoff" one year. I just dug it out because now I need it again. Zaar is not kind to your waist line. I also have revised her revision. It called for a can of Cajun stewed tomatoes which I can no longer locate. I now use 1 tsp Cajun spice but won't accept it. Also changed a few other items to my liking.

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  1. Spray large saucepan with cooking spray.
  2. Saute' onion, carrots and celery until tender, approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Combine beef broth, tomatoes, cabbage, bouillon cubes, garlic, Cajun spice, and basil in the saucepan.
  4. Bring to a boil; reduce heat; simmer approximately 30 minutes.
  5. Add zucchini, continue simmering for another 10 minutes.
  6. Serve hot.
  7. Note: Use fat free saltines for 1 point for 7 squares!
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5 5

so, my 2nd time making this. used 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey breast. added extra can of tomatoes and plenty of cajun spice. added fresh spinach as well. let it simmer for over an hour, covered. it is very good. plz, lord! i want to lose some lbs!

5 5

Just the perfect meal on a freezing cold January day! I made this exactly as posted, using some Napa cabbage that I had in the fridge. I think you could add pretty much any vegetable to this soup and it would taste good. It's hearty and delicious (and guilt-free)!

5 5

Tasty, filling soup! It was also a great way to use up the veggies in my fridge and freezer at the end of the week. Besides the listed veggies, I added some red bell pepper to the saute, and later some frozen oriental and california mix veggies, shelled edamame and spinach. Instead of beef broth/bullion, I used 3/4 of a carton chicken broth, 2 cups of water and about 2 Tbs tomato paste. Finally, I spiced it all up with some Tabasco sauce. Delish!