Easy Detox Cabbage Soup

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Detox Cabbage Soup in a bowl with spoon on blue napkin on counter with slow cooker in background. The soup is tomato-based with chunky veggies: cabbage, tomato, carrots, onion, and garlic.

This Detox Cabbage Soup is easy to make, low-calorie, veggie-packed, and delicious which is a great way to kick off a system cleanse!  This soup is light, but filling with cabbage, tomato, carrots, onion, and garlic.  It’s easy because it is made in the slow cooker, but you can make it faster on the stove as well.  It is so good for you and so low calorie, that this makes a great dinner, lunch the next day, and snack whenever you get hungry!

Every so often, your body needs a detox, a chance to rid itself of the toxins that we may be consuming.  We all do it, no matter how hard we try to eat well.  Whether we grab something on the go or eat a quick lunch at our desk or the catered lunch for a meeting, or the appetizers at a party, we sometimes cannot help but eat foods that make us feel tired or less energetic.  Or perhaps you have gained a few pounds after the holidays (I know that I have!).  When you feel like this, perhaps it’s time for a detox.  A detox is a focused diet that gives your body a break from food toxins, high sugar/fat/calorie foods, processed or refined sugar foods.

Why Cabbage is so Great!

This Detox Cabbage Soup is a great recipe to give you a detox kick start.  I promise, cabbage can be and IS soooo delicious in this recipes and it is incredibly healthy with so many benefits. Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, like kale and broccoli.  We all know the health benefits of kale and broccoli, but cabbage is often overlooked and packs quite a punch in the health benefit department.  Also, you can get a large 3lb head of cabbage that can contribute to several meals for not alot of money, so it’s a win, win, win!

In terms of the health benefits…first, cabbage has antioxidants, which help stop or delay damage to cells.  It is an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of manganese, both of which act as antioxidants.  Cabbage also provides anti-inflammatory benefits and is a great source of fiber, providing digestive tract support.

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EQUIPMENT NEEDED

I made this recipe in a slow cooker. However, you could also make it in the oven in a dutch oven or soup pot with a lid. See below FAQs for notes on how to cook it on the stove or in the oven.

PREP-AHEAD STEPS YOUR DETOX CABBAGE SOUP

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are steps you can prepare ahead to save time on busy nights! (See the full recipe below)

Detox Cabbage Soup starts with cabbage, 5 Cups of Cabbage!  Chop it into bite-size pieces. 

Dice the onion and carrot. Mince the garlic. Add all to the pot with the cabbage

Add the remaining ingredients, including the can of diced tomatoes, tomato paste, vegetable (or chicken) broth, cayenne pepper (optional), oregano, salt and pepper. (Note, if all of the ingredients are not covered with liquid, add a little bit of water until covered)

Set the slow cooker to 4 hours or up to 8 hours depending on your schedule. If you cook it only for 4 hours, test the cabbage and carrots to make sure they are cooked enough.

That’s it!  So simple, so good for you!  Enjoy!

Recipe FAQs

Can I use any other vegetables in this recipe?

There are so many veggies that would be great in this recipe, so go nuts! Here are some that can go into the slow cooker from the start: celery, parsnips, butternut squash (cut in a small dice), green beans, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, bell peppers, and kale. There are other veggies that you will want to wait to add during the last hour so they don’t get too mushy: frozen peas, corn kernels, spinach, zucchini, fresh herbs, or fresh tomatoes.

Can I make this on the stove or in the oven?

Yes, you can make this in a large dutch oven or soup pot simmering on the stove for 45-60 minutes, until the veggies reach your desired texture. Or you can place the dutch oven covered in the oven at 375 degrees for an hour.

Detox Cabbage Soup in a bowl on blue napkin on counter. The soup is tomato-based with chunky veggies: cabbage, tomato, carrots, onion, and garlic.
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Detox Cabbage Soup

This Detox Cabbage Soup is a really easy, surprisingly filling, low-calorie, veggie-packed, and delicious recipe that's a great way to kick off your system cleanse!  The soup is light, but filling with cabbage, tomato, carrots, onion, and garlic.  This recipe is made in the slow cooker, but you can make it faster on the stove as well.  It is so good for you and so low calorie, that this makes a great dinner, lunch the next day, and snack whenever you get hungry!  

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword cabbage recipes, cabbage soup, healthy soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 77 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 5 cups Cabbage, rough chopped (about half of a head)
  • 1 cup Carrots, diced
  • 1 Yellow Onion, medium, diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 14-15 oz Diced Tomatoes, 1 can
  • 3 Tbls Tomato Paste
  • 4 cups Vegetable Broth or Chicken Broth
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. Chop the cabbage into 1 inch pieces and add it to the Slow Cooker insert or pot.

    Raw cabbage cut on a cutting board with knife for Detox Cabbage Soup.
  2. Dice the onion and carrot.  Mince the garlic. Add all to the pot with the cabbage

  3. Add the remaining ingredients, including the can of diced tomatoes, tomato paste, vegetable (or chicken) broth, cayenne pepper (optional), oregano, salt and pepper.  (Note, if all of the ingredients are not covered with liquid, add a little bit of water until covered)

    Raw cabbage and diced tomatoes in a crockpot insert for Detox Cabbage Soup.
  4. Set the slow cooker to 4 hours or up to 8 hours depending on your schedule.  If you cook it only for 4 hours, test the cabbage and carrots to make sure they are cooked enough. Serve and Enjoy!

    Detox Cabbage Soup in a bowl on blue napkin on counter. The soup is tomato-based with chunky veggies: cabbage, tomato, carrots, onion, and garlic.

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5 thoughts on “Easy Detox Cabbage Soup

  1. 5 stars
    Hi Carrie – this is such a fantastic January soup idea. After all the crazy eating from the holidays, boy I desperately need a detox. This recipe not only looks great but really delicious with loads of flavor. Thanks so much for sharing.

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