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Based on a popular weight-loss plan, this healthy cabbage soup recipe gets tons of flavor and a metabolism-boosting kick from spicy chiles.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, Soup Cookbook


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Recipe Summary

1 hr
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large soup pot (8-quart or larger) over medium heat. Add onions, carrot, celery, poblano (or bell pepper) and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until softened, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Add cabbage; cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 10 minutes more.

  • Add tomato paste, chipotle, cumin and coriander; cook, stirring, for 1 minute more.

  • Add broth, water, beans and salt. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.

  • Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and stir in cilantro and lime juice. Serve garnished with cheese, yogurt and/or avocado, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 1/2 cups
167 calories; protein 6.5g; carbohydrates 27.1g; dietary fiber 8.7g; sugars 6.6g; fat 3.8g; saturated fat 0.6g; vitamin a iu 2968.9IU; vitamin c 47.2mg; folate 48.4mcg; calcium 115mg; iron 2.3mg; magnesium 50.5mg; potassium 623.7mg; sodium 408.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

2 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat, 1/2 lean protein, 1/2 starch