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Easy-To-Make Quick And Healthy Tomato Cabbage Soup Recipe

Updated on July 26, 2016
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Audrey Hunt's passion for nutrition began the day she was diagnosed with Diabetes. She's a vegetarian and advocate for healthy living.


An Easy and Healthy Way to Feed The Family

If you're looking for a simple, quick, healthy tomato cabbage soup recipe, look no further. This healthy vegetarian soup is filling, low in calories and ready in no time at all. Meat eaters may toss in some nicely browned chicken, turkey, saugese or beef. Add most anything you like. including left-overs.

So grab a soup pot, clean your cutting board and get ready to whip up a delicious lunch or dinner. Perfect for one or the whole family, everyone will be asking for seconds.

And if you're watching your weight, this is a perfect and satisfying way to go.

Healthy and EasyTomato Cabbage Soup
Healthy and EasyTomato Cabbage Soup | Source


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, virgin
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 large bottle or can tomato or v8 juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large package shredded cabbage
  • 6-8 baby size red potatoes
  • 3-6 sprigs fresh basil
  • a few sprinkles cayanne pepper, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric


  1. Sautee onion and garlic in olive oil.
  2. Add shredded cabbage, stirring to mix with oil, onion and garlic.
  3. Add tomatoe juice and stir.
  4. Cut baby potatoes in half and add to mixture.
  5. Add salt and pepper and finely cut basil leaf. Stir.
  6. Add turmeric and stir

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Serves 6
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 175
Calories from Fat117
% Daily Value *
Fat 13 g20%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 11 g
Carbohydrates 11 g4%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 6 g12%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Some Facts About Cabbage

Throughout history the ancient Romans and Greeks have referred to cabbage as sea and wild cabbage and recognized it for its nutritional and medicinal properties. It is very high in vitamine C and contains significant amounts of the anti-inflammatory property, glutamine.This has proven to be beneficial in treating arthritis.

A paste can be made using cabbage and applied to injuries and then wrapped in the cabbage leaves itself. Most of us recognize the fiber found in cabbage but did you know that cabbage may also help respiratory diseases?

Cabbage Works For a Hangover

It is stated that the early Egyptians began their meal with a generous helping of raw cabbage, seeds and all. Apparently this ritual would keep one sober during a festive evening.

Thanks for checking out my Super Quick and Healthy Tomato and Cabbage Soup Recipe. If you like this, please share it with others by sending them a link to this page.

Use fresh cabbage when making The Cabbage Soup Diet.  Also drink plenty of water.
Use fresh cabbage when making The Cabbage Soup Diet. Also drink plenty of water. | Source

The Famous Cabbage Soup Diet

I love this diet for quick weight loss. You don't want to be on it forever, but if you have a few pounds that need to come off in a hurry, this works. It's possible to lose 10 (4.5kg) pounds in a week. I lost 8 pounds in the first week. Much of the loss may be due to water loss, but it's still a loss of weight. lists the following variations for this diet:

Beverages are limited to water, and unsweetened fruit juice on days when fruit is allowed. This is a typical outline of the diet:

  • Day 1 - Cabbage soup plus as much fruit as desired, excluding bananas
  • Day 2 - Cabbage soup with vegetables
  • Day 3 - Cabbage soup plus fruit and vegetables excluding potatoes and bananas
  • Day 4 - Cabbage soup plus up to eight bananas and as much skimmed milk as desired
  • Day 5 - Cabbage soup plus up to 10 ounces (280 g) of beef and up to six tomatoes
  • Day 6 - Cabbage soup plus as much beef and vegetables (excluding potatoes) as desired
  • Day 7 - Cabbage soup plus brown rice, vegetables (excluding potatoes) and unsweetened fruit juice

Because of the difference of opinion in the medical profession, it is best to check with your doctor before beginning this diet. And remember, this is only for a seven day period. Everyone is different and responds differently to the Cabbage Soup Diet.

I have provided links below for more information on this diet. Please check these out before deciding to try it.

Thank you.

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      Audrey Hunt 20 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hi Chef

      Very glad you approve of my recipe. I, too, love soup and have it about every-other-day. Your encouragement means a lot to me...inspires me to share more of my recipes. Thanks a bunch!

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      Handicapped Chef 20 months ago from Radcliff Ky

      Very nice hub the recipe is lovely and very easy to follow I am going to try it because soups are one of my most favorite meals to eat I just love putting together what I call one pot meals ....Thanks for sharing and keep on sharing great recipes like this one.

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      Audrey Hunt 20 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Dear Rajan

      Seeing you here means so much to me. I respect your vast knowledge of nutrition and your hubs fill me with information and inspiration. Knowing that you approve of my recipe is wonderful!

      I appreciate your pinning and sharing my hub.

      Blessings to you and yours.


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      Rajan Singh Jolly 20 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I love this healthy tomato and cabbage soup recipe. I'm certain it's as delicious as it looks. Thanks for sharing. Pinned and shared.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Glenn Stok

      Oooooo - I love sweet potatoes. Thanks for this great idea! This soup is definitely healthy and I freeze a few containers for a quick dinner. Thanks Glenn.

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      Glenn Stok 2 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Well what do you know! I happen to have all the ingredients I need to make this Tomato Cabbage Soup tonight, although with one variation. I'm going to try it with sweet potatoes. Sounds tasty. And definitely healthy.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hi Paula

      Thanks so much for your comments and for posting this to your Pinterest food board.

      Good health to you and yours,


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      Paula Atwell 3 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      I wish I could get my family to eat something like this. Looks delicious. Going to post this to my Pinterest food board.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      PegCole17 - Gee, Peg, thanks so much for pinning this to your food board. And glad you like the recipe. Enjoy!

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This was so beautiful I had to pin that first picture to my food ideas board on Pinterest. Wow, what a great recipe and so well explained. I can't wait to try this out.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      NellRose - I make a big old pot of this soup and freeze it for those days when I want something quick or on cold, rainy days. Hope you like it!

      ocla20 - Adding pork to this recipe is very delicious. The flavor of the pork is magnificent.

      rdsparrowriter - Oh dear - so sorry about your allergy. Thanks for being here when you can't even have this. I appreciate it very much.

      Eiddwen - Yes please do let me know how you like this recipe. And you can add chicken, pork or even sausage if you like. Big hugs ~ Audrey

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      What a great recipe Audrey ;I love tomato soup but this one will be different.

      I'll let you know how I get on.

      Lots of love from Wales.


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      rdsparrowriter 3 years ago

      It looks delicious and the presentation is very eyecatching, but I have an allergy to tomato, so I won't be able to try it. Voted up and interesting :)

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      Sean Train 3 years ago from Los Angeles

      I think i would try this recipe once I get back from vacation. It looks healthy! I think I would add some fried pork to it though :)

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      What a great recipe Audrey, definitely one to try, thanks! voted up!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      moonlake - Thanks so much for liking my recipe. Appreciate the vote up and 5 * Have a super day!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Looks so good great recipe. Voted up and five stars.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Thank you Vellur - I know you'll enjoy this recipe. Let me know how it turns out.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Great recipe, healthy and tasty. I love cabbage and will try this one.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hi Denise - I sure hope you enjoyed this healthy Indian tomato cabbage soup recipe. It's one of my favorites. And in the summer, all the nice fresh vegetables are ready for the picking (or buying.) :) Hugs, dear friend!

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Audrey-what a simple soup recipe and full of healthy benefits. Thanks for sharing. I'll be shopping for the ingredients this w/e. UP/U/I and sharing.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Vacation Trip - You'll love this fast and healthy tomato soup. So glad you stopped by. Stay healthy and happy!

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Wow. Healthy and delicious soup. Thanks for sharing.

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Realhousewife - Hello, pretty angel. This soup is really good and it's easy to add a variety of other foods such as brown wild rice, quinoa, new potatoes, chicken/beef - whatever, even pasta.

      Thanks Kelly for stopping by. I owe you a visit so look for me soon:)

      Hi Mike - One good thing about this soup is that you can add anything you like to it - beef, chicken, pork, potatoes, rice pasta etc. It can also be frozen in containers for another time. Thanks a lot!

      Mhatter99 - You'll like this soup! Feel free to add other veggies, meat, rice etc. Thanks.

      Coolmon2009 - Any kind of sandwich would really go well with this soup. Enjoy!

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Audrey,

      Lovely recipe. I am sure to try it out very soon because I love both cabbage and tomato for their nutritive values. Thanks for this recipe. Cheers, Rema.

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      SkeetyD 5 years ago from Barbados

      I love most things with tomato so this recipe definitely appeals to me. Thank you for adding the cabbage facts. Awesome recipe!

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Sueswan - This is so easy to make (I'm lazy). I hope you try it and when you do, I hope you like it. Thanks Sue for the votes and the sharing.

      carter06 - Thanks very much for liking my recipe. I could eat this soup every day. I also lost weight by eating it. Very filling and you can have all you want. So glad to see you here and thanks for the vote and sharing.

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Audrey,

      This is a wonderful recipe that I am going to try tomorrow. I love it more because you have given a vegetarian recipe and I have everything readily available at home.

      The soup looks delicious and I'm sure it is going to taste great too. I have never heard of such a combination before. Thank you very much for this great recipe Audrey. I have shared , pinned and tweeted this hub.

      Cheers, Rema.

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      Break of Dawn 5 years ago

      This soup is perfect for a chilly autumn day like today. I have a large cabbage and the rest of the ingredients at home so I'm in luck! Thank you for helping me out with the constant question, what to have for dinner today.

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      OOhh.. tomatoes and cabbage? Together in a soup? Sign me up! This sounds fantastic ^_^ Thanks for sharing this great recipe! Voting and pinning!

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      randor 5 years ago

      This looks very yummy. I'll have to make some now that the weather has cooled down. Thanks for the recipe.

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Cabbage and tomato are best friends, and I love adding them to my soups, also combining them in the Polish dish of stuffed cabbage. But I've never made a soup featuring these buddies alone as they appear in your recipe. This is definitely on my list to make.

      A question, how long do you cook the soup after you've added the potatoes...20 minutes or so? (Maybe I missed that part.)

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      Swetank Raj 5 years ago from India

      Very lovely going to try this weekend! Mom is going to be very happy!

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      Kathy Sima 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This soup sounds delicious. I will definitely have to give your recipe a try soon!

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      I like tomatoes and you bet it, i will surely try this Tomato cabbage soup recipe, looks delicious, thanks. Voted up, useful and shared.

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      M K Paul 5 years ago from India

      really quick one.I'll try it soon :)

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      I had no idea that cabbage had so many benefits! This is a great recipe, simple and so healthy. I'll also be back soon to read some of your other hubs, just bear with me, as I'm in the middle of moving countries ... Again! Lol ... Back soon.

      For now, up, useful, shared, tweeted and pinned.

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      Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa

      I have been making a cabbage soup similar to this for years. It's always good and seems to get better as a leftover, too.

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      Tony McGregor 5 years ago from South Africa

      Looks delish!

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      This is very timely. I am having a problem with the cabbage to spoil and viola this recipe came. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      This sounds yummy!!! And cabbage is so very good for you!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Ive never considered a tomato and cabbage soup! Brilliant idea. I'd give it a try, but it's highly doubtful my family would eat it. Picky eaters. I'll just wait for you to send me some:)

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Just Ask Susan ~ One of the things I love about winter is keeping a big old pot of soup on the stove. I'll bet there are a few of us out there that like to do this. So glad you came by Susan. Thanks!

      Stephanie - I'm always in a hurry (although I don't much go anywhere:) so I constantly come up with quick and easy recipes. Glad you like this and don't forget to add meat or chicken if you like.

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      Very informative, useful, and looks delicious, Audrey! I have always been a fan of tomato soup and cabbage (and anything with paprika in it always sounds like a good mix to me!) I'm making dinner sunday, so I'll be making this as an appetizer :)

      Voted up and sharing!

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Okay, Audrey, here comes the ultimate compliment. I read every single word of your hub, recipe and all, and admired all three photos and the interesting video. But I am not a lover of soup, sad to say. But I enjoyed your hub. Promise.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Yes! I definitely love this and would love to try this. i love soups.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      This looks erasy and sounds yummy. Your photos definitely add to this soup's appeal!

      Voted up and useful and put on a back burner to try this winter.

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      This is a beautiful soup and you photographed it so well. I will make this soon. The nights are getting cooler and that makes me crave soup. This one is healthful and savory. Thanks for the great recipe.

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Yum this looks delicious! Voted up and 5 stars. Can't wait to try this soon. Kelley

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      H P Roychoudhury 5 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Wonderful hub- it sounds healthy & delicious.

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      Handicapped Chef 5 years ago from Radcliff Ky

      Looks very tasty I could see adding a little bit of grilled chicken in this to make a awesome stew.

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      Hillary 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Looks so yummy! I have to wait though, till we're off our low carb diet!

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      This recipe sounds wonderful. My grandmother used to make the most wonderful cabbage soup. I will definitely try this and I thank you.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      This will be useful in the fall when we want a fast meal so we can get outside and enjoy the change in the weather--thanks!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      It sound delicious and healthy as well. I have another option to make a soup. My mom will love to make it soon. I'll share with her. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      Sounds great, would love to try it some day. Thanks for sharing this fast and easy to make recipe. Enjoyed the cabbage shredding video. Voted up and interesting.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      OH My Gosh! I Love this Hub! I remember when you would make this! I was trying to think of a good soup to make this week that I haven't done for awhile! and.... BAZINGA! You gave me the answer! Gracias Mamasita! HUUUUGS

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      Coolmon2009 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      This soup look delirious ; I would like to try it with a sandwich. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this quick and easy recipe.

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      That looks very good and mostly calls for garden fresh produce. Thanks for sharing.

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      This looks fabulous! I love both tomato soup and cabbage so this will be a winner in my kitchen! No doubt I will make it very soon! Thanks so much for posting it - I have honestly never heard of a soup that combines both great flavors before!

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      I'm loving this recipe and have been looking for different delicious recipes while dieting which will help...I don't doubt though that it will be a good meal to add to any diet...nutritious, flavorsome and filling, just great...thanks for sharing this...voted up & shared...

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Audrey

      Looks simply delicious.

      I am sharing and pinning this one.

      Voted up

      Take care :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      This soup sounds so good, and pretty easy, too! I've got to give it a try! Voted up!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This soup looks and sounds delicious! I will soon be making homemade soups as the weather is starting to cool off and will try your recipe soon.

      Voting, sharing and pinning.