This Spicy Vegetarian Cabbage Soup recipe is chock-full of healthy veggies, it’s naturally vegan and gluten-free, and so hearty and delicious. Feel free to make it as mild or knock-your-socks-off spicy as you’d like.
Somehow I missed the whole cabbage soup diet fad of the 90s. But I finally discovered the magic of a really good bowl of cabbage soup a few years ago, and have been completely hooked on it ever since.
Thousands of you have made and loved my favorite Cabbage, Sausage and Potato Soup recipe, which I still make and enjoy often. But I thought it was high time we had a vegetarian (and vegan) option here on the blog too. So today I present to you the most delicious meatless alternative — this Spicy Vegetarian Cabbage Soup. ♡
Talk about a feel-good kind of recipe. This soup is filled with a freaking mountain of veggies, simmered down together in the most flavorful, comforting, delicious broth, resulting in a hearty meal that is sure to warm you up on the chilliest of winter days. It’s the ultimate clean-out-the-produce-drawer kind of soup, completely customizable with whatever leftover veggies you happen to have on hand. (Or you can save yourself some chopping and just add in a bag or two of frozen veggies.) It’s also super-easy to make in either the Instant Pot (pressure cooker), Crock-Pot (slow cooker), or on the stovetop — you pick. It freezes beautifully, if you’d like to save the leftovers or make a big batch in advance for meal planning. And it is downright delicious.
So if you’re looking for a lighter yet still super-hearty meal to make this winter, grab a cabbage at the market (it’s in season!) and let’s simmer a big pot of soup together.