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BEST Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe

Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe that made me lose 10 pounds in 7 days and detox the body. As a bonus, get the 7-Day Diet Plan (PDF) to follow the diet easily. It's delicious, quick-and-easy to make, and you can eat as much as you want!
Course:Main Course
Cuisine:American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 cups
Calories70 kcal
Cost $ 0.40 per cup

Equipment

  • slow cooker
  • instant pot
  • pot
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • wood spoon

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped (or white onion)
  • 2 bell peppers chopped (any color)
  • 4 celery stalks chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 large tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli slaw optional
  • 1 green cabbage head chopped (or purple cabbage, or a mix of green and purple cabbage)
  • 9 cups low-sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth for a non-vegan recipe
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • salt to taste

Instructions

Stovetop Method

  • Heat a large nonstick pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, add oil, and cook onion, bell pepper, and celery for about 5 minutes, or until softened. Stir every now and then. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. 
  • Stir in all the other ingredients, except spinach, lemon juice, and salt. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, stir, cover, and let simmer for 30 minutes, or until veggies are tender. Remove the lid and stir in spinach and lemon juice.  Stir in just enough salt to taste.

Instant Pot Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe

  • To make the detox cabbage soup in the pressure cooker, press the saute function. Heat oil and cook onion, bell pepper, and celery for about 5 minutes, or until softened. Stir now and then. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add tomato, broccoli slaw, cabbage, broth, tomato paste, pepper, and turmeric. Stir and secure the lid.
  • Set it on high for 15 minutes, or press the soup function and set for 15 minutes. Allow natural release, about 20 minutes.   Remove the lid and stir in spinach and lemon juice.  Stir in salt but do not go overboard.   

Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, add oil, and cook onion, bell pepper, and celery for about 5 minutes, or until softened. Stir now and then.  Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Transfer to the slow cooker.
  • Stir in all the other ingredients for the cabbage soup diet recipe, except spinach, lemon juice, and salt. Secure lid and cook for 2-4 hours on high, or 8-10 hours on low. Remove the lid and stir in spinach and lemon juice.  Stir in salt but go easy.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

>>>NET CARBS: 6 g
>>>WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 2
How to Store
  • Fridge: Store homemade cabbage soup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat it, covered, in the microwave or on medium-low heat on the stovetop. 
  • Freezer: Freeze for up to 4-6 months. Thaw in the fridge and reheat well.

Nutrition

Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1049IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg

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