Comforting Cabbage Soup with Ginger


Cabbage turns tender and flavorful in this comforting soup. The aromatic broth is full of spices, including ginger and turmeric, making it perfect for enjoying on a cold day or keeping you hydrated if you're sick.

Healing Cabbage Soup
Photo: Photography / Kelsey Hansen, Styling / Greg Luna
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 medium carrots, halved and sliced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

  • 1 14-ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes or 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 5 cups coarsely chopped green cabbage

  • 1 medium zucchini, diced

  • Chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and carrots and cook, stirring, until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, turmeric and crushed red pepper. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broth, tomatoes and their juices, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Stir in cabbage and zucchini; return to a boil, then reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Serve sprinkled with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

118 Calories
6g Fat
14g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 118
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 3736IU 75%
Sodium 370mg 16%
Potassium 534mg 11%

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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