Vegan Cabbage Soup


This vegan soup recipe is surprisingly easy to make. The flavorful broth is spiked with garlic, tomatoes and a hint of coriander. Just slice and dice your cabbage and fennel and you'll be enjoying this quick healthy soup in no time.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
12 cups


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped carrots

  • 1 cup sliced fennel, fronds reserved for garnish

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano

  • 1 small head green cabbage (1 1/2 lbs.), chopped

  • 1 (15 ounce) can unsalted cannellini beans, rinsed

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano

  • Lemon zest for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add carrots, fennel and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, coriander and salt; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Add cabbage; reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. Stir in beans, sugar and oregano; cook until the beans are heated through, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon zest and reserved fennel fronds, if desired; serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

205 Calories
6g Fat
31g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 2 cups
Calories 205
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 15g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Vitamin A 4117IU 82%
Vitamin C 103mg 115%
Folate 11mcg 3%
Sodium 427mg 19%
Calcium 154mg 12%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 37mg 9%
Potassium 670mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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