This is the original recipe for the "cabbage soup diet" that came out in the mid-1990's.  The diet calls for eating unlimted quanitities of this veggie-filled dish, along with other select foods, and watch the pounds slip away.  But you don't need to be a weight-loss plan to enjoy this hearty soup.


  • 1 Head cabbage, chopped
  • 6 Onions, sliced or chopped
  • 2 Green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 Bunch celery, chopped
  • 1 Bunch shallots or 1 bunch green onion, sliced
  • 2 Chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 Envelope onion soup
  • 48 ounces V8 vegetable juice
  • 2 28 Oz. cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 Lemon, juice of
  • 6 Crushed garlic cloves
  • Pepper to taste


Step 1

Place all in large stock pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for 1 hour. Serve.