Healthy Tomato Cabbage Soup

This is one of my favorite soups! It’s so full of flavor and healthy! Basically, it is a smorgasbord of veggies that all compliment each other’s flavors perfectly – YUM! The two main ingredients in this soup are tomatoes and cabbage, giving it the following health highlights.

Tomatoes

  • Contains lots of vitamins A and C giving them great anti-oxidant benefits
  • All that vitamin A also make tomatoes great for eye health
  • Due to the potassium and B vitamins, tomatoes help to lower blood pressure and to lower high cholesterol levels.
  • Heart healthy
  • Tomatoes contain lycopene, which can actually help to stop the growth of cancer cells
  • Reduces the risk of kidney stones and gall stones

Cabbage

  • Prevents cancer growth
  • Treats peptic ulcers
  • Boosts immune system
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Relieves muscle soreness
  • Reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s

Clearly, these healthy benefits back me up when I say that this soup is delicious and nutritious! Let’s take a look at the recipe!

TOMATO CABBAGE SOUP

Ingredients: 4-5 servings

  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 7 tomatoes
  • 1/2 head of large green cabbage (chopped)
  • 2 large celery stalks (chopped)
  • 2 large carrots (chopped)
  • 1/2 large red onion (chopped)
  • 4 cups homemade chicken broth (or 4 cups water)
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 bay leaf

Directions:

  1. Chop all your vegetables and set aside.

2.) In a medium/large sauce pan, heat the tomatoes over medium heat.  Cook till cooked about 1/2 of the way down.  While the tomatoes are cooking down, heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.  Add the onions, celery, and carrots and cook for about 8 minutes.

3.) To the onions, celery and carrots, add the tomatoes, broth/water, cabbage, apple cider vinegar, rosemary, oregano, garlic powder, sea salt and bay leaf.  Simmer for about 30 minutes

4.) Let sit for about 5 minutes before serving.

Enjoy! 🙂

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