This recipe is actually part of a weight loss program but I love to just eat the soup anytime.I make a large pot and when ever I'm hungry,I'll eat a bowl of soup.My meat loving husband loves it too.It's a delicious vegetable soup. You can use vegetable or chicken broth.
Heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add celery, onions, bell peppers, and carrots. Saute until slightly tender. Stir in garlic. Pour in chicken broth. Stir in tomatoes and cabbage. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Cook until cabbage is tender. Stir in oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, black pepper and salt (if using) Taste broth and adjust seasoning if needed.
My Changes: I add 5 cloves garlic and used 8 c chicken broth.Also I think the soup tastes better if the vegetables are just tender,not over cooked.I did not have can tomatoes so I just added 3 diced Roma tomatoes.