Easy Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup (RECIPE)

BY FoodWise TIMESeptember 14, 2022 PRINT

By Chef Enrico Alaggia

This cabbage “fat-burning” soup is the perfect way to lose weight while having a hearty, nutritious meal. The ingredients are rich in flavor while low in calories.

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 49 minutes

Makes 12 servings


  • 4 carrots
  • 2 white onions
  • 1 can of whole peeled tomatoes (16 oz)
  • 1 large green cabbage head
  • 1 oz. dry onion soup mix (pre-mixed is fine, or you can make your own from roughly equal parts of: dry onion flakes, beef bullion granules or paste, onion powder, parsley, celery seed, paprika, black pepper)
  • 6 oz. fresh green beans (or canned or frozen)
  • 1 qt. tomato juice
  • 1.5 qt. vegetable broth (or chicken or beef broth)
  • 2 medium or large green bell pepper (if small, use 3)
  • 10 celery stalks
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch green onions for garnish


  1. Start by cutting your carrots, onions, green beans, green bell peppers, and celery into 1 inch (approximate) cubes. You can variate the type of cut (I julienned the onions, for example),but just keep in mind that the pieces should not be too small.
  2. Julienne the green cabbage to your desired thickness. Leave the tomatoes whole.
  3. Heat up on medium your saucepot (5 quarts volume capacity at least) and pour a few drops of extra virgin olive oil. Then put your onions in the pot and cook for 4 minutes, always stirring.
  4. Now add your carrots, green peppers, green beans, celery, and whole tomatoes along with the onion soup mix, the ground ginger, salt, and pepper, and cook while stirring for another 5 minutes.
  5. Now add all the julienne cabbage and the tomato juice with the broth, and cook over low/medium for at least 15 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

Update: Ingredients for the “dry onion soup mix” have been added for your convenience. 

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