Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins
I adapted the soup from the "Cabbage soup diet" to make it more flavourful and also vegetarian. It's filling, good, low in calories and fat, and is a great winter warm up.
- 5 carrots, chopped
- 3 onions, chopped
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, with liquid
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 medium head cabbage, chopped
- 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
- 1 (56 ounce) can tomato juice
- 3 sweet bell peppers, yellow, red, orange, diced
- 8 -10 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 cup green beans (optional)
- 2 tablespoons oregano
- 2 tablespoons basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried chili pepper flakes
- salt & fresh ground pepper, to taste
- Place everything in a large pot, and bring to a simmer.
- Cook until the vegetables are tender.
dry onion soup mix is made with beef broth, that is what makes it brown. you might want to find a vegetarian onion soup instead.
Its not necessarily true about the dry soup mix, check the ingredients. I have a store brand and it has hydrolyzed soy and caramel coloring, no beef. If you were to make onion soup from scratch the color would come from the caramelized onion, not beef broth.
Wasn't as flavorful as I thought it would be. Too salty,no one finished their bowl.