Fresh vegetable soup that is said to burn off calories by just eating it. It's one of my favorite veggie soups.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot, combine celery, cabbage, bell pepper, zucchini, onions and tomatoes. Pour in enough water to cover by one inch. Stir in onion soup mix, garlic, peppercorns and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 90 minutes to 2 hours, until vegetables are tender and flavors are well blended.

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Nutrition Facts

82.5 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 19.2g 6% DV; fat 0.4g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 656.2mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
This is one of my favorite recipes. I make it all year long and have changed it a bit to my liking. In addition to the veggies already in the recipe, I add broccoli, spinach, extra peppercorns, an additional bay leaf, and a little tabasco. Occasionally I'll add cauliflower or any other veggies in season, but definitely the staples above. In order to get it all to fit, I use 1/2 a bunch of celery and 1/2 head of cabbage. I also use large cans of diced tomatoes (2 usually) and leave the juice in the soup. I've never had a problem with bland soup this way. When I serve it, I also add a dash of lime juice. It really enhances the flavors. This soup also freezes well. I'll spend an entire day making several stock pots full at the end of autumn, and then I'm all ready to be snowed in during the winter! During the winter I'll also serve it with a slice of beer bread. In the summer I add an extra squeeze of lime juice and let it cool a little longer. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/15/2003
This recipe was good but I made a lot of alterations. I used all the fresh veggies I had on hand (celery carrots potatoes etc. I also spiced it up quite a bit with an array or spices out of my cabinet along with some tabasco sauce. Otherwise it would have been too bland. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
10/15/2003
This recipe was good but I made a lot of alterations. I used all the fresh veggies I had on hand (celery carrots potatoes etc. I also spiced it up quite a bit with an array or spices out of my cabinet along with some tabasco sauce. Otherwise it would have been too bland. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
This is one of my favorite recipes. I make it all year long and have changed it a bit to my liking. In addition to the veggies already in the recipe, I add broccoli, spinach, extra peppercorns, an additional bay leaf, and a little tabasco. Occasionally I'll add cauliflower or any other veggies in season, but definitely the staples above. In order to get it all to fit, I use 1/2 a bunch of celery and 1/2 head of cabbage. I also use large cans of diced tomatoes (2 usually) and leave the juice in the soup. I've never had a problem with bland soup this way. When I serve it, I also add a dash of lime juice. It really enhances the flavors. This soup also freezes well. I'll spend an entire day making several stock pots full at the end of autumn, and then I'm all ready to be snowed in during the winter! During the winter I'll also serve it with a slice of beer bread. In the summer I add an extra squeeze of lime juice and let it cool a little longer. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2002
I enjoyed this recipe and so did my coworkers. I variate it at times by adding either corned beef or meatballs and a can of drained whole kernel corn. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2003
Needed a lot more salt. Kind of bland. May be much better with chicken or beef broth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2002
Delicious! My husband and I love homemade vegetable soup and this is absolutely the best. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2008
Delicious recipe - I added some fresh cilantro and a diced bell pepper. For health - no onion soup mix I used fresh onions very finely diced and sea salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2005
Very good although I did make it my own. First I halved the recipe then I left out the fresh tomatoes and zucchini and added 1 cn diced tomatoes and 1 cn zucchini in tomato sauce and 1 small cn of mushrooms. I didn't use the peppercorns but added 2 beef bullion cubes worchestershire sauce a little hot sauce and some italian seasoning. Very flavorful and still low in calories! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2007
I was creative with this recipe. I used 1/2 head chopped cabbage approximately 2 stalks of celery a pkg. of Picsweet Pepper Summer Vegetables 1 can of Italian Stewed Tomatoes 1 small can tomato sauce approximately 1 oz. hot picante sauce basil and a generous amount of italian seasoning. Then I raided the freezer because I thought it needed more color and added the rest of the frozen corn and green beans. Very tasty. Might add some cayenne pepper after it simmers for the full 90 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/11/2010
Ok so this is bland like everyone has said! I even added some boullion & carrots to help a little with the flavor but still nothing. I don't generally use a lot of meat but this would taste delicious with some beef stew meat! Read More
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