Bursting with Flavor Garden Veggie Soup

Julia Locante


I made this soup as an improvisation on Dr. Oz's Garden Vegetable Soup (from "YOU! on a Diet"). I just used what I had on hand and it turned out so delicious, I just had to share! I've made similar veggie soups before and they tasted less than great, so I wanted to share this one that is bursting with flavor, nutrition, and a little bit of spice. Enjoy!!!

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about 10


15 Min


45 Min


1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 bunch
sliced green onions, green part discarded
5 clove
garlic, sliced
carrots, sliced into coins
baby bella mushrooms, sliced
small head or 1/2 large head cabbage, sliced thinly
1 can(s)
rotel tomatoes with chilis, undrained
1 can(s)
tomato soup
8 c
broth (i used penzeys beef broth; to make vegetarian use vegetable broth)
1 Tbsp
penzeys mural of flavor seasoning or any other salt-free herb blend
1 c
diced cooked chicken, beef, or pork (optional)
1 bunch
collard greens or kale
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat olive oil in Dutch oven or large pan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes, or until a tiny bit of brown crust begins to form on bottom of pan.
Add carrots and cook for 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and cabbage and cook for 5 more minutes. The pan/Dutch oven will look too full to possibly fit any more ingredients, but the cabbage will cook way down when you add liquid.
Add can of tomatoes with chilis, tomato soup, and 8 cups of broth. I used Penzeys beef broth (8 cups water, 4 teaspoons beef base)and it was fantastic. Add 1 cup cooked meat (I used chicken breast meat). To keep it vegetarian, use vegetable broth and omit meat. I do not recommend using water.
Add your Mural of Flavor or other herb blend and stir well. Let simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, or until cabbage begins to soften.
After cleaning your collards or kale, tear into small pieces and add to soup. I like to add these now to avoid them getting overcooked. Stir well and cook for additional 10 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy