Rating: 4.46 stars
243 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 157
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 6

This simple vegan cabbage soup is perfect for a detox diet. It's a tasty no-fuss recipe that takes 30 minutes to make in your Instant Pot®.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine cabbage, vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and sage in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 15 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

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  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove lid.

Nutrition Facts

67 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 13.4g; fat 0.4g; sodium 348mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (175)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2018
Make it even better, as a Balkan and East European flavor, by creating a roux of paprika and vegetable oil. Make it just like a flour based roux except use GOOD quality paprika and veg oil. Heat the about 1 or 2 tablespoons of veg oil, when it's hot not burning, add a tablespoon or two or paprika and cook it a bit to let the paprika release it's flavorful oils. As your cabbage stew is simmering and hot add the paprika roux. If it sizzles in the stew when added, then that's a great sign. Stir the roux into the stew and it's done! The added flavor makes cabbage stew even BETTER. I prefer sweet red or lightly hot paprika in this stew. Smoked paprika is good too, but I prefer the straighter sweet style. NOTE: We make a a very similar cabbage stew in both vegetarian and with meat, usually pork. We don't use a pressure cooker, just a smaller stock pot, bring all the ingredients to a rapid boil, then turn the heat down to a sturdy simmer until the cabbage is tender. To me fresh cabbage stew smells great. I've made it using sauerkraut cabbage, and that one is a bit smellier. :) I prefer the sweeter taste of fresh cabbage in this stew. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2019
A decent soup, a little bland. But for love of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, stop calling things "detox". There's no such thing as a detox soup, smoothing, or diet. That is utter nonsense and spreading lies to people dumb enough to believe it. The ONLY thing that can detox the body is the liver. Read More
(16)
243 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 157
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2018
Make it even better, as a Balkan and East European flavor, by creating a roux of paprika and vegetable oil. Make it just like a flour based roux except use GOOD quality paprika and veg oil. Heat the about 1 or 2 tablespoons of veg oil, when it's hot not burning, add a tablespoon or two or paprika and cook it a bit to let the paprika release it's flavorful oils. As your cabbage stew is simmering and hot add the paprika roux. If it sizzles in the stew when added, then that's a great sign. Stir the roux into the stew and it's done! The added flavor makes cabbage stew even BETTER. I prefer sweet red or lightly hot paprika in this stew. Smoked paprika is good too, but I prefer the straighter sweet style. NOTE: We make a a very similar cabbage stew in both vegetarian and with meat, usually pork. We don't use a pressure cooker, just a smaller stock pot, bring all the ingredients to a rapid boil, then turn the heat down to a sturdy simmer until the cabbage is tender. To me fresh cabbage stew smells great. I've made it using sauerkraut cabbage, and that one is a bit smellier. :) I prefer the sweeter taste of fresh cabbage in this stew. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2018
Very good! I don't have a pressure cooker and I'm not detoxing, I used a stainless steal pot instead. Sauteed all the vegetables and garlic first in olive oil, then added the broth, tomatoes, vinegar, lemon juice and sage. I had the soup on a light boil for about 15 minutes and then simmered on the stove for about an hour or two. Yum... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2018
I made it, but put the ingredients into a stock pot, and brought to a boil. Reduced heat to simmer for an hour. and half., or so. I loved it, but wife hated it. She does NOT like cabbage, or garlic, or celery.. I wonder why she keeps me around here. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2018
This is a great soup and very basic. For the person asking for amounts of sodium and potassium it is really up to the person making the soup to control that. There is "no sodium" tomatoes available and anyone can google potassium levels of foods. If you are on special diets you should know what you can or can't have already . Thanks for the recipe. For those that don't. have a pressure cooker this just needs a big pan on the stove top to cook. It's not rocket science people. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2018
It was a cold, snowy day and I had all of the ingredients so I gave it a shot! The only change that I made to this recipe was that I rinsed and drained a can of cannellini beans to make it a bit more filling. Also, my cabbage was Chinese cabbage, since that's what was in my fridge. My star rating is for how it tasted immediately after cooking it. I found a little black pepper went a long way in improving the flavor. This soup actually tasted even BETTER THE NEXT DAY, so I might give it a five star rating for the leftovers factor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2018
lost 7 1/2 pounds in 1 wk! plus it tasted better than i expected :D Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2018
I have made this a couple times and LOVE it! I follow the recipe almost exactly - except I add a clove of garlic sometimes and I buy a bag of coleslaw mix because the cabbage is already shredded and is shredded finely so no big chunks of cabbage. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2019
A decent soup, a little bland. But for love of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, stop calling things "detox". There's no such thing as a detox soup, smoothing, or diet. That is utter nonsense and spreading lies to people dumb enough to believe it. The ONLY thing that can detox the body is the liver. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2018
With thanks to Tome Trajkovski for the paprika rue, I can give this 5 stars! Thank you, Tome! Read More
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