• This Vegetable Soup Recipe is one of our favorites! Loaded with veggies and naturally low in fat and calories, it’s the perfect lunch, snack, or starter!
• ▢1 teaspoon olive oil or butter
• ▢1 small onion diced
• ▢2 cloves garlic minced
• ▢4 cups cabbage chopped, approx. ¼ head of cabbage
• ▢1 cup carrots diced
• ▢1 cup green beans cut into 1″ pieces
• ▢2 whole bell peppers chopped
• ▢2 cups cauliflower florets or broccoli
• ▢28 ounces low sodium diced tomatoes with juice
• ▢6 cups low sodium beef broth
• ▢2 tablespoons tomato paste
• ▢2 bay leaves
• ▢½ teaspoon thyme
• ▢½ teaspoon basil
• ▢pepper to taste
• ▢2 cups zucchini sliced
• Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion & garlic and cook until slightly softened, about 3 minutes.
• Add cabbage, carrots, & green beans and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
• Stir in bell peppers, cauliflower, undrained tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, bay leaves, and seasonings. Simmer 8-10 minutes.
• Add in zucchini, simmer an additional 5 minutes or until softened.
• Remove bay leaves before serving.
Instant Pot: Cook onions using the saute function. Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 6 minutes, naturally release for 5 minutes. Remove bay leaves before serving.Add any type of vegetables you’d like. Quick-cooking veggies like spinach and zucchini should be added at the end of cooking.To make a hearty meal, add in cooked protein before serving such as shredded chicken or ground beef. Whole-grain pasta or rice can be added to each serving as well.Optional flavor additions include: a few dashes of hot sauce, a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, or fresh herbs.Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Freeze the cooled soup in individual portions for up to 4 months. Reheat or thaw directly on the stovetop.Slow Cooker: Cook onions in a skillet with a bit of oil. Add all ingredients to a slow cooker and cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours or until veggies are tender. Remove bay leaves before serving.