Healing Cabbage Soup

Cabbage soup in bowl

Simply healthy soup.

The evil Coronavirus has us all being challenged in ways we never imagined. Like many of you, I am still finding it difficult to understand and accept our new reality. However, with each passing day, that fact that we need to take responsibility for our own health is becoming more and more apparent.

I am a big believer in natural immune boosting. One of the ways I have been trying to boost my immune system during this pandemic time is to get sun exposure (to boost my Vitamin D), and eating healing foods in abundance.

Today, I decided I wanted to share with you one of my oldest recipes – Healing Cabbage Soup. It is what I have always made when we are under the weather, or just feeling sluggish, and need a vitamin boost. You can feel it’s effects almost immediately.

My hope is to inspire even just one person to make this soup (or another vitamin packed meal) to help boost your immune system during this trying time of COVID-19. I wish wellness to all, and very speedy recoveries.

Cabbage soup in bowl

Healing Cabbage Soup

Heart healthy and packed with nutrients, healing cabbage soup is a delicious way to naturally boost your immune system.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine International
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup (about one small onion)- 1/2 inch dice
  • 2 cups (about 2 -3 carrots)- peeled and 1/2 inch diced
  • 2 cups (about 3 large celery stalks)- thin sliced- about 1/4 inch
  • 3 tsp minced or sliced garlic – (more or less to taste. I like garlic.)
  • 8 cups (about 1/2 head of savoy cabbage)- large chop (about 1.5 inch cubes)
  • 1 cup Diced zucchini (about 1/2 inch) or any other mix of fresh vegetables you have on hand. (about one average sized zucchini)
  • 1 14oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups good quality chicken stock (bone broth if possible) (preferably homemade – it is so much healthier!)
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tbs fresh rosemary- minced
  • 1/4 cup parsley leaves large rough chop or leave leaves whole
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, red peper chili flakes


  • Sautee onion in 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Add in the celery and carrots. Sautee for about 7-10 minutes, or until soft. Season with one teaspoon kosher salt, a few grinds of fresh pepper, and a 1/2 tsp red pepper chili flakes. Stir in garlic, whole sprigs of thyme and rosemary and sautee for another minute or two.
  • Add in chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add in cabbage and tomatoes and simmer for about ten minues. Taste for seasoning and adjust. I usually find it needs a dash more salt.
  • Add in remaining vegetables and continue to simmer until just cooked thorugh. Right before serving stir in parsley.
Keyword gluten free, keto, paleo, soup, vegetarian

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13 thoughts on “Healing Cabbage Soup”

  1. This soup is the most delicious soup. It is soulfull, hearty and warming. You feel an instant health boost after you devour it!

  2. This was Very good. I did make a few modifications. I had 6 ounces of leftover sliced carrots and added 10 oz”s of sliced radishes. One shredded baked chicken breast and a level tsp of tumeric. I ate organic tostitos instead of crackers. I was full after one bowl but had to get another scoop. Sooo good!

  3. Forgot to mention that I didn’t have zucchini. Wouldn’t of had room for it anyway. The pot was full with just enough juice to make it perfect.

  4. I’ve made two huge batches of this in the last 24 hours. I added a little turmeric. Both households, were covid positive. All report the soup started making them feel better. Thanks for this recipe! I’ve coined it Covid Soup and going back to the store tomorrow to make another batch to hand out to other families.

    • Hi Gail! I am so glad you found this recipe and can now make it anytime to bring some comfort to your friends and family. The addition of tumeric is a fantastic idea for additional immune boosting benefits and I am going to try that on my next batch. Wish I thought of that myself!

  5. I really didn’t think I liked cabbage but I needed a soup that wasn’t from a can and something healthy, so I went for it based on the other reviews. It’s game changing. I learned I not only like vegetable soup, but I really like cabbage! Froze my leftovers and am looking forward to seconds!

    • I am so glad you found it, please let me know how it turned out, and if you made any adjustments!

  6. Just tried this for the first time and loved it. Hearty flavors, lots of good stuff with a healthy boost of goodness. Made it to share with a sick friend. My new go to. Thank you.


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