Recipe for Red Cabbage Soup (Easy Vegetable Detox Meal)

Recipe for Red Cabbage Soup (Easy Vegetable Detox Meal)

Recipe for red cabbage soup is an easy and wholesome hearty one-pot meal. This homemade vegetable detox soup is cozy, warming, super tasty, and low in fat and calories. Also, this chunky & creamy soup is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan.

Did you know you can quickly boost your immunity, improve your digestion, and effectively lose weight with the cooking and eating choices you make every day?

Plant-based food is a God-given remedy for many diseases and health problems. And this red cabbage potato soup is one of my favorite incredibly flavorful, gut-healing soups that are especially filling and satisfying.

Hearty Red Cabbage Soup

Are you looking for a simple recipe for a light, comforting weeknight dinner? A warm supper that will fill you up with nutrient-dense, immunity-boosting ingredients on these cold, rainy nights?

This beautifully vibrant cabbage detox soup is the ultimate definition of comfort food. It’s healthy, super easy to make from scratch, and so delicious!

Truly it’s the best soup in the world that abounds in dietary fiber, minerals, and powerful antioxidants.

What is the benefit of cabbage soup?

Simple red cabbage and vegetables detox soup . Easy homemade one pot vegan healthy meal.

I regularly use purple cabbage in fresh, crunchy salads. However, for today, it’ll be our main ingredient in this cleansing, weight-loss soup.

Because it’s packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants it’s an easy way to fight seasonal flu and colds. In fact, it acts as a natural, soothing remedy to stay nourished, hydrated, and feel better.

This rich, colorful stew is a delightful way to strengthen your immune system and remove harmful toxins from your body. Surely, it’ll be a wonderful addition to your clean eating diet plan.

And now, let’s make it together!

Red Cabbage Soup Recipe Ingredients

Simple, plant-based ingredients for cooking red cabbage soup recipe: fresh purple cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onion, leeks, garlic, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and seasonings.

You’ll need a few everyday ingredients to prepare this hearty soup. They are both good for you and budget-friendly pantry staples, you may already have in your kitchen. Here they are:

  • Fresh red cabbage
  • Potatoes (yukon gold or russet potatoes)
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Leek stalks
  • Garlic cloves
  • Olive oil (extra virgin)
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Bay leaf
  • Salt, ground black pepper, ground cumin

As always, you can find the full recipe with a list of ingredients with measurements in a printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Time needed: 50 minutes.

How to cook red cabbage soup from scratch? (Step-by-step with pictures)

  1. Sauté onion, leek, carrots, and garlic

    First, start by heating a large pot over medium heat. Add olive oil, diced onion, sliced leek stalks, and carrots. Sauté for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add finely chopped garlic and sauté for additional 2-3 minutes.

    Finely chopped veggies for preparing cleansing weight-loss red cabbage sop at home.

  2. Add purple cabbage and potatoes

    Next, add finely chopped cabbage and potato cubes. Stir everything very well. Cook for 10 minutes, over medium heat, stirring frequently, allowing the vegetables to release their fragrances. Be careful not to let them burn.

    Cooking healthy vegetables in a pot for making a hearty and comforting vegan stew.

  3. Add water and spices

    After that, season with salt, ground cumin, and freshly ground black pepper. Put in the bay leaf. Pour in the water, stir to combine, and bring to boil. Reduce the heat, cover partially with a lid, and let it simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the cabbage is soft and potatoes are fork-tender. In the end, stir in a tablespoon or two apple cider vinegar. At this point, taste, and adjust seasonings as needed.

    Cooking quick and easy detox red cabbage soup for weight-loss.

  4. Blend a portion for creaminess

    I prefer this healing cabbage soup half chunky-half creamy, that’s why I recommend you blend about 2-3 cups of it in a blender or food processor. But first, make sure you allow it to cool down before transferring and blending (see complete instructions in the “note section” in the recipe card at the end of the post).

    Vibrant purple vegan vegetable soup with creamy and chunky texture.

  5. Serve warm and enjoy

    It’s best to enjoy it warm as a side, starter, brunch, appetizer, or as a main course for lunch or dinner. Garnish with fresh parsley or spinach leaves and serve with crunchy bread or croutons. Store cooled leftovers for up to 3 days in the refrigerator or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

    Colorful purple vegetables soup in a plate garnished with fresh parsley leaves on a table with finely chopped cabbage.

FAQ for This Red Cabbage Potato Soup

Is red cabbage anti-inflammatory?

Like many plants, red cabbage may successfully fight inflammation. It’s rich in phytonutrients that may reduce chronic inflammation. Moreover, the insoluble fiber found in this cruciferous vegetable may help you prevent constipation and relieve symptoms of some gastrointestinal conditions. Besides that, it contains highly beneficial compounds, like sulforaphane, that are associated with potent cancer-fighting properties.

Is purple cabbage soup good for you?

Absolutely! This nutrient and fiber-rich soup is a wonderful addition to your diet. Like I mentioned above, it’ll keep inflammation in check and detoxify your body in a natural way. In addition, it may lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, greatly improve your digestion, and keep your heart healthy. Furthermore, it can promote weight loss when combined with other healthful foods, of course.

Can you eat red cabbage raw?

Of course, you can eat it raw in salads or snack it plainly, on its own (like me, while chopping it 🙂 ). It has a fresh and slightly peppery taste. When cooked, it develops a sweeter flavor, that’s why we’ll balance it out with apple cider vinegar at the end of the cooking process.

How do you store cabbage soup?

Our detox vegetable soup keeps well both in the fridge and freezer. If you keep it in the refrigerator simply store it in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Alternatively, you can freeze it in freezer-friendly containers for up to a month.

Why You’ll Love this Red Cabbage Soup Recipe. It’s:

Homemade purple cleansing soup with healthy hearty vegetables with immunity and digestion boosting properties.
  • Immune-friendly
  • Packed with veggies
  • Kid-friendly
  • Soul warming
  • Affordable
  • Ideal for cold weather
  • Tangy
  • Incredibly tasty

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Recipe for Red Cabbage Soup (Easy Vegetable Detox Meal)

Marinela
Recipe for red cabbage soup is an easy and wholesome hearty one-pot meal. This homemade vegetable detox soup is cozy, warming, super tasty, and low in fat and calories. Also, this chunky & creamy soup is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer, dinner, Lunch, Side Dish, Starter, supper
Cuisine dairy-free, Gluten-free, Mediterranean-inspired, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4 about 1 1/2 cup each
Calories 248 kcal

Equipment

  • Large cooking pot
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Wooden spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small head of fresh red cabbage finely chopped (approx. 8 cups chopped)
  • 2 medium-sized potatoes peeled, finely diced into approx. 1/2 inch pieces (Yukon gold or russet potatoes work best)
  • 2 carrots cut into half or quarter thin slices
  • 1 onion finely diced (yellow or red onion)
  • 2 leek stalks sliced in thin rings
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar add more to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp salt add more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 1/2 tsp cumin ground
  • 4 cups fresh water

Instructions
 

  • First, start by heating a large pot over medium heat. Add olive oil, diced onion, sliced leek stalks, and carrots. Sauté for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add finely chopped garlic and sauté for additional 2-3 minutes.
    Finely chopped veggies for preparing cleansing weight-loss red cabbage sop at home.
  • Next, add finely chopped cabbage and potato cubes. Stir everything very well. Cook for 10 minutes, over medium heat, stirring frequently, allowing the vegetables to release their fragrances. Be careful not to let them burn.
    Cooking healthy vegetables in a pot for making a hearty and comforting vegan stew.
  • After that, season with salt, ground cumin, and freshly ground black pepper. Put in the bay leaf. Pour in the water, stir to combine, and bring to boil. Reduce the heat, cover partially with a lid, and let it simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the cabbage is soft and potatoes are fork-tender. In the end, stir in a tablespoon or two apple cider vinegar. At this point, taste, and adjust seasonings as needed.
    Cooking quick and easy detox red cabbage soup for weight-loss.
  • I prefer this healing cabbage soup half chunky-half creamy, that’s why I recommend you blend about 2-3 cups of it in a blender or food processor. But first, make sure you allow it to cool down before transferring and blending (see complete instructions in the “note section” in the recipe card at the end of the post).
    Vibrant purple vegan vegetable soup with creamy and chunky texture.
  • It’s best to enjoy it warm as a side, starter, brunch, appetizer, or as a main course for lunch or dinner. Garnish with fresh parsley or spinach leaves and serve with crunchy bread or croutons. Store cooled leftovers for up to 3 days in the refrigerator or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
    Colorful purple vegetables soup in a plate garnished with fresh parsley leaves on a table with finely chopped cabbage.

Notes

  1. Try to chop potatoes and carrots pieces about the same size so they can cook evenly. I like to chop mine very small, about 1/2 inch each piece thus reducing the cooking time.
  2. Never put hot liquids in your blender because it may create enough pressure to “blow” the lid off the top thus making a big mess in the kitchen. If you have an immersion blender, quickly purée part of the soup until soft and creamy. You can totally control the consistency of this easy cleansing soup depending on the amount you’ll blend it at the end.
  3. You can substitute leek with celery. Also, you can use cauliflower instead of potatoes.
  4. Instead of apple cider vinegar, you can use balsamic vinegar, freshly squeezed lemon juice, or white vinegar for a more strong sour taste.
  5. For a completely smooth and silky texture, puree all soup mixture.
  6. If your soup is too thick to your liking simply stir in more water or dairy-free milk and reheat.
  7. Store cooled leftovers in a sealed container or in individual containers as an easy grab-and-go meal. Keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month. Reheat on the stovetop over medium heat.

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 6gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 1257mgPotassium: 1101mgFiber: 8gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 8184IUVitamin C: 146mgCalcium: 153mgIron: 4mg
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