Low-Calorie, Protein-Rich Cabbage Soup 


Step 1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook the onion, carrots, and celery for about 5 minutes, or until just tender. Add the garlic, oregano, cumin, paprika, and cayenne. Cook for 1 minute more.

Step 2. Add the tomato paste and cook for another minute, stirring constantly. Mix in the vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, and red lentils.

Step 3. Add the cabbage in batches, pressing each batch down to submerge it in the liquid. Bring to a boil before reducing the heat. Simmer covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 4. Add lemon zest and juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley for serving.

Storage: Refrigerate leftover Best Cabbage Soup in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Or freeze in a freezer-safe container for up to three months.

Full Recipe: CookingForPeanuts.com