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Low Carb Cabbage Soup

If you were searching for a low calorie soup that is full of flavor, then this low carb cabbage soup is the recipe you will want to try. An easy soup recipe that is packed full of vitamins and nutrients but above all else is tasty. A perfect meal on cold days when you just want something healthy.
 
Weight loss cabbage soup.

If you were searching for a low calorie soup that is full of flavor, then this low carb cabbage soup is the recipe you will want to try. An easy soup recipe that is packed full of vitamins and nutrients but above all else is tasty. A perfect meal on cold days when you just want something healthy.

Low Carb Cabbage Soup Pin.

Often when you are following a diet or you are trying to make better choices you can feel a little stuck with meal ideas and recipe options. This recipe is a great vegetarian option, but you could easily vary it and add other ingredients to it. A simple cooking method makes the perfect soup that the entire family can enjoy.

I love the way cabbage has a great flavor, but works so well with other ingredients and combines really well to make a delicious meal. The carrots and celery are great additions, but I have also suggested some variations and other options if you wanted to change things up a little. So if you are interested to see the full recipe on how to make the low carb cabbage soup then here is everything you need to know.

Ingredients needed for the Low Carb Cabbage Soup

  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • ½ head of cabbage chopped
  • 3-4 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2-3 stalks of celery chopped
  • 14.5 ounces  stewed tomatoes
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 6 cups of water
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth
  • chopped parsley for garnish

Cabbage soup ingredients.

How to make Weight Loss Cabbage Soup

Now that you have got all of the ingredients together let’s make this delicious weight loss soup recipe.

 Step one: Prepare your ingredients

One of the first things I like to do is gather all of the ingredients and start preparing them so they are ready to begin the recipe. I find it makes things so much easier when following a method. Once you have everything you need get a large pot and add the olive oil to it. Put the pot on the cooktop over medium heat.

Step two: Begin making your delicious soup

Now it is time to begin making your soup. Add your chopped onions to the pot and cook them until they have started to soften and become translucent. This should take around five minutes. You will then want to add the carrots and the celery to the pot and cook for 2-3 minutes. Lastly to the added carrots onions and celery, you will want to add the chopped cabbage and give it a good stir to make sure everything is combined. Add some salt and pepper to taste and let it cook together for approximately 2-3 minutes. You don’t want the vegetables to catch or burn as that is when the flavor will become a little bitter. 

Step three: Build on the flavor

Once your chopped vegetables are ready you can add the stewed tomatoes, the water, and the broth. Bring the mixture to a boil. Once you start to see those bubbles lower the heat and cook on low for around 40 minutes. You will want the vegetables to be soft and the flavors to have combined. Get a ladle and serve up your delicious soup garnished with some chopped parsley.

Low carb cabbage soup ladled out of pot.

Recipe notes and tips

It doesn’t matter whether you are a seasoned pro in the kitchen or a novice, it is always a good idea to get some helpful hints and tips to help make things easy. No matter how simple it is there will always be some extra guidance. I have a couple of suggestions and notes that will help you when making this recipe. 

  • If you would rather cook this low carb soup in a different way then you could use a slow cooker. It could stew all day and be a warm and hearty meal when you return home from a day’s work. Or if you want to speed up the process a pressure cooker will work really well. The instant pot option will have the soup ready in a matter of minutes. This is a great recipe that will cook to suit your lifestyle and schedule.
  • You could double up the recipe quantities to make a bigger batch that is perfect for meal prep.

Variations to try

Sometimes it is nice to vary things, know what you can substitute, and try new flavors. So I thought I would share with you some of the variations that you might want to try with this recipe. 

  • If you prefer you can use chicken broth to vegetable broth. The vegetable broth will help keep this a vegetarian and vegan meal. But if you want an in-depth flavor then chicken broth could be a great alternative.
  • Add a dash of Worcestershire sauce before stirring to give this soup a little extra kick. Or if you want to add any heat to the soup then chili powder or chili flakes when cooking is a great way to add a bit of spice. 
  • Want to add some extra flavor? A sprinkle of Italian seasoning will work great with this recipe.
  • You may want to add some meat to this dish for added protein. If so I think smoked sausage, brown ground beef, ground turkey, and cooked rotisserie chicken will all work well.
  • If you want to add other ingredients to this soup then green beans, riced cauliflower, and butternut squash could all work well.

Overhead photo of Low Carb Cabbage Soup.

FAQs

When it comes to recipes there will always be questions. I thought I would cover some of the most frequently asked questions here. Please feel free to get in touch if your question isn’t covered in the recipe. 

How should I store any leftovers?

If you do have any leftovers then you will want to let them cool to room temperature before transferring the soup to an airtight container and storing it in the refrigerator. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to five days. If you have made a big batch for meal prep then store it in separate containers.

Can I make this ahead of time? 

Absolutely! This is a great recipe for meal prep and to help you stay organized. You could make a larger batch or make it ahead as it will store in the refrigerator for up to five days. You could also freeze this soup. Just let it cool completely before doing so.

Spoon of cabbage soup.

What cabbage is best for this low carb cabbage soup?

A standard white or green cabbage will be fine for this recipe. Not only is cabbage low carb but it is also a great ingredient to utilize if you are following a keto diet. You could also use savoy cabbage or napa cabbage.

Is cabbage soup good for weight loss?

Yes, it is! This soup is a low carb recipe and is full of not only vitamin-rich cabbage but also other vegetables. It is very filling and perfect if you are wanting a healthy lunch or a low carb evening meal. There is also something known as the cabbage soup diet which you can research more online. This soup would be a great way to implement it.

Weight loss cabbage soup.

Weight loss cabbage soup.

Low Carb Cabbage Soup

If you were searching for a low calorie soup that is full of flavor, then this low carb cabbage soup is the recipe you will want to try. An easy soup recipe that is packed full of vitamins and nutrients but above all else is tasty. A perfect meal on cold days when you just want something healthy.
 
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Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Low Carb Cabbage Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 48kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot overmedium heat.
  • Add the chopped onions and cook until onions have softened for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chopped carrots and celery and cook for additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Next, add the chopped cabbage to the pot and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the stewed tomatoes, water and broth.
  • Bring it to a boil.
  • Lower the heat and cook on low for 40 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley before serving, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 666mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4232IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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