Cabbage Soup

This soup can be served as is, with beans or with the beanballs that I will be posting later. It is flavorful, filling and very low-calorie.

Cabbage Soup

4 cups cabbage, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper chopped
1 1/2 cups celery chopped
1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 whole tomatoes, diced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
6 cups vegetable broth or water
1 tbsp sunflower oil
3 vegetable bouillon cubes
1 tbsp onion powder
salt and black pepper to taste
1 bay leaf
1 tsp celery seed
1/2 tsp paprika

1. In a large pot, heat sunflower oil over medium-high heat.

2. Add onions and garlic and cook for 1 – 2 minutes.

3. Add celery and bell peppers and cook for another 1 – 2 minutes.

4. Add cabbage and cook for 5 – 6 minutes until cabbage starts to wilt.

5. Finally, add tomatoes, broth and the remaining ingredients. Bring to boil.

6. Once boiling, reduce to simmer and cook for 15 – 20 minutes.

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