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Healthy Vegetable Soup [Detox Soup Recipe]

January 2, 2023

Too often is soup overlooked for its detoxing abilities and delicious flavor. Ditch the salads this season and reach for a bowl of healthy vegetable soup! Bring on the healthful goodness with this delicious & hearty Detox Soup Recipe!

Boy do I have a treat for you! And by treat I mean detox because after the holidays I don’t want to look at anything containing sugar. That’s a lie but still this Detox Soup Recipe, I could stare at all day.

A bowl of healthy vegetable soup

What is a soup detox?

It’s interesting to learn how different people define “detox” and what their healthy resolutions are for the new year. For some people it means banning those sweets (not my style but #youdoyou) and for others it means trying to eat more veggies. Many of you focus on getting in more exercise or watching your portion control.

My goal (which is not exclusive to my new years resolutions) is to eat mostly unprocessed foods, stay active and eat the rainbow. To be honest, it’s not even really a goal. It’s just simply the way I live. 

A Healthy Take on Detoxing

Detox is kind of a loaded term. I’ve had people ask me when this recipe will “take effect” and they will start to feel the detoxing impact. Here’s the truth: You won’t. To me, a soup detox means focusing on vegetables and feeling good in your own skin. After eating lots of cookies and sweets, I too start to crave ALL.THE.VEGGIES. It’s not a means of weight-loss but simply wanting to not feel like I’m oozing sugar out of my pores. I know you know what I mean!

All too often salads take the crown for the ultimate in detox dishes and soups are entirely forgotten. When people tell me they don’t like soup it literally crushes my soul. How could you not like soup? There are millions of different flavour combos, you can throw everything but the kitchen sink into them and you can get your entire days worth of vegetables into one bowl. And this classic and healthy Vegetable Soup Recipe is certainly no exception.

Ingredients in Healthy Vegetable Soup [Soup Detox]:

This healthy soup recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free and made with 7 different types of vegetables (8 if you count the parsley!). Here’s what you need:

  • olive oil
  • vegetables – yellow onion, large carrot, celery stalks, red bell pepper, garlic cloves, green beans, diced tomatoes and kale.
  • vegetable stock
  • seasonings, spices and fresh herbs – dried oregano, dried basil, dried thyme, sea salt, black pepper and fresh parsley.

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How to Make This Healthy Vegetable Soup Recipe:

There are 8 different types of vegetables in this Healthy Vegetable Soup Recipe. Well there is if you count parsley. I have a preference for certain veggies but I welcome you to change them up. Not a fan of string beans? Replace with cauliflower! Love broccoli? Throw that in. That’s the best part about this soup detox recipe, it’s easily customizable.

If you’re looking for a protein boost, throw in some chicken or beef or even beans  or just leave it as is when you need a fresh start. Vegetables have never tasted so good.

Bonus points: use some homemade bone broth for an extra dose of vitamins and minerals.

Can You Store + Freeze This Detox Soup Recipe?

One of the reasons I love soup is that you can make one big batch and have meals all week or you can freeze leftover and have a balanced meal on a busy night.

To store – let cool in the refrigerator in an airtight container – it’ll keep for up to five days.

To freeze – If you need to store it longer than five days, let it cool in the refrigerator first and then transfer to the freezer. It’ll keep for up to three months!

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Detox Vegetable Soup

Too often is soup overlooked for its detoxing abilities and delicious flavor. Ditch the salads this season and reach for a bowl of soup! Bring on the healthful goodness with this delicious & hearty Detox Vegetable Soup!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 68 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Cook
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded + chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups green beans, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups of kale, stemmed and chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Heat up a large pot over med-high heat and add olive oil.
  2. Throw in onion, carrot and celery and cook for 3-5 minutes or until onions are translucent.
  3. Add in garlic and bell pepper and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add in green beans and cook for another minute.
  5. Top with diced tomatoes, vegetable stock and spices and give it a stir.
  6. Bring to a boil and then let simmer, uncovered over med-low heat for 25 minutes.
  7. Add in kale and cook for 5 more minutes (it will wilt).
  8. Top with fresh parsley and serve warm.
  9. Will keep for a week in refrigerator and freezes well for several months.

Keywords: Detox soup, detox vegetable soup, vegetable soup

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  • Reply
    Mommy Muscles
    January 22, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Made this soup yesterday and love it! And my husband and 11 year old son love it too. So easy to make and I love that it’s fresh and healthy.

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      The Healthy Maven
      January 22, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      So happy to hear that! One of my fave soup recipes on the blog 🙂

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    Rebekah Scott
    January 20, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    This soup is fantastic! I’m about to make it ape the second time. But I was wondering if you have had any luck with cooking it in the crock pot? If so, how long do you let it cook for?

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      The Healthy Maven
      January 20, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      I haven’t tried it yet but I would guess that it would turn out just fine! Around 3 hours on high or 6 on low should do the trick. Let me know how it turns out if you try it!

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        Bethany Nichols
        August 8, 2019 at 10:56 pm

        Would you just sautee everything first then add to the crockpot?

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    January 18, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Omg this soup is amazing! I added garbanzo beans to mine, it is a serious belly warmer for a cold and snowy New England day.

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    November 28, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I must admit that I am not normally a fan of soup, but I live in South Florida, and I like to keep cool! This looks delicious though and it may just be cool enough (in my mind) to try it out! 🙂

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    Karen diaz
    November 22, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    I am beginning my 21 day detox tomorrow. I have already begun my fitness program 6 weeks ago. It’s time to make a change for the better in my life. I’ll be 55 next month, althougj not tremendously out of shape or overweight, improvements can be made.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      November 23, 2015 at 8:56 am

      Congrats to you on taking the measures you need to lead a healthier, happier life! I know you will love this soup and enjoy it as part of your new lifestyle!

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    Megan Read
    November 8, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I am super excited to make the detox vegetable soup! I was wondering your guestimate of the calories per serving. I think I may add some beans to ramp up the calories. Thank you!

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    E.G. Sebastian
    September 15, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    YUM! We absolutely loved it!
    (added some hot pepper to it 🙂 )
    We are planning to prepare it weekly for a long while…

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    E.G. Sebastian
    September 15, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    YUM! We absolutely love it! (added some hot pepper to it too)
    We’re planning to prepare it every week for a long while… 🙂

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      Davida Kugelmass
      September 22, 2015 at 8:18 am

      So happy to hear that! Enjoy 🙂

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    August 23, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Do you have the nutrition facts for the Detox vegetable soup? Looks so yummy…thank you!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      August 25, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Unfortunately, I don’t but with 7 different types of veggies it is one nutrient-packed dish!

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    March 30, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    can you substitute something besides kale in the soup? Not my favorite ingredient…Thnx!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 5, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      Try Swiss chard or spinach! Or just omit if it’s not your thing. Enjoy!

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    January 6, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Just finished a bowl of this soup… delicious!! Totally fits in with my style of detox! Love all the veggies!!! Thank you for sharing!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      January 9, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      Amazing! So happy you enjoyed it Shaun.

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    Laura Markowitz
    January 6, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Just made the detox soup and it’s delicious. I just did a rough chop of the vegetables and also added 1/3 cup of whole grain couscous just to give it some body. For dinner I plan to add some leftover cooked chicken.

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      January 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      Fab!! So happy to hear you liked it! We usually throw some leftover chicken or sausage into it too to make it a full meal. And with some crusty bread on the side…which I totally consider detoxing 😉

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