April 17, 2021
Amazing Vegetable Soup (South Beach Diet)

Amazing Vegetable Soup (South Beach Diet)

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This was posted by a fellow SBDer, Mamacita, in the 3 Fat Chicks on a Diet boards. It’s a wonderfully delicious, simple, vegetable soup. It originally called for zucchini, but I leave it out as I dislike summer squash. Feel free to add some in if you like, though. I sometimes add in a can of navy beans, rinsed and drained, with the tomatoes. For South Beach Diet, make sure your tomatoes have no added sugar. It makes quite a bit, but it reheats fairly well–or you can cool and freeze it. Don’t be afraid of the garlic–it mellows out a lot during cooking.

  • 1

    small head green cabbage, shredded (I use angel hair shredded cabbage) or (10 ounce) bag shredded cabbage for Coleslaw (I use angel hair shredded cabbage)

  • 1

    head celery, washed and sliced

  • 1

    leek, rinsed, trimmed, and sliced thinly

  • 1

    medium zucchini, cut into 1/4 inch rounds (I leave out)

  • 1

    medium summer squash, cut into 1/4 inch rounds (I leave out)

  • 1

    (14 1/2 ounce) can navy beans, rinsed and drained (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine broth, cabbage, celery, leek, garlic, and green beans in an 8-quart soup pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until green beans are just tender.
  • Add tomatoes, zucchini, and squash (and navy beans, if using) and cook an additional 45 minutes.
  • Serve hot, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese or with a spoonful of pesto stirred in, as desired.

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