I've been dieting a bit lately, not really dieting, per se, but eating healthy for a change, and losing a little weight is just a fringe benefit. Today I surprised myself by really liking this soup, and my DH liked it, too. That's really saying something because I think he has about 10 times as many taste buds as I do. He will eat almost anything, but tends to be stingy with compliments. He not only praised this but he wanted a second helping.
All measurements are approximate. I just throw my soups together.
Quick Cabbage Tomato Soup
1 T. of olive oil. Can add a little butter if you want.
3 cups of shredded cabbage (I used a coleslaw blend from Sam's Club that has some red cabbage and carrots as well as green cabbage, and I just grabbed several handfuls and threw it in.)
2 cups of chicken broth (or beef would work if that's what you have on hand. I prefer vacuum packed broth with no MSG. You could also use bouillon cubes with water as directed, but they have a lot of sodium, I think. I poured in enough broth to cover the cabbage.)
1 can of diced tomatoes, not drained
2 T. powdered ranch dressing mix (optional - It adds a few calories and some sodium.)
In a 3 qt. pot, saute the cabbage in the oil over medium high heat for about 5 minutes.
Add the broth and tomatoes and heat to boiling. Stir in the ranch dressing mix if using. Ready.
I didn't expect to like it, but I wish I'd made twice as much. For a heartier soup, you could add some meatballs, but I didn't, and this was quite filling as is. I hope you enjoy it!