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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
    October 2, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Great recipe. I Just made the detox soup and it’s delicious. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Davida Lederle
      October 2, 2019 at 6:33 pm

      So happy to hear that! If you get a chance, I’d love a 5 star review. Just helps to let people know that others enjoy the recipe 🙂 Thanks so much!

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    September 6, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Fabulous vegetable soup recipe. Thank you for it.

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    September 2, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Que delicia eu

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    June 4, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Made this tonight and it was an absolute hit! My dad added kielbasa to his and he loved it. Also, is a serving size 1 cup or 2 cups?

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    Melanie Turner
    May 19, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!! I made a few changes and added a few more of the vegetables and half a jug of Low Sodium V-8 and don’t measure the seasonings, and added ham. This was still one of the BEST soups I’ve ever eaten…
    And we have plenty to share and lots of leftovers!!!

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    March 26, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Delicious recipe and just what I was looking for in preparation for my 2 week honeymoon 🙂 Thank you!

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    January 13, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    I’m a new member of the ‘tribe’. Love the site and all the info . ANF I love this soup! I had to make a couple of substitutions as I had different veggies on hand. With the addition of fresh spinach, okra, 2 boxes of vegetable broth and turmeric, the final product was warm and hearty and just what was needed on a cold and snowy day in Denver.

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    November 23, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Have made this soup several times. I followed the recipe exactly and it was the best. Gonna make it tomorrow can’t wait.

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    July 30, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Can you substitute the spinach instead of kale for the detox soup?

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      July 30, 2018 at 8:54 pm


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    maria eloisa
    February 25, 2018 at 7:18 am

    All my family loved it.

    Thx for the option.

  • Reply
    February 15, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    hohoow. Very good.
    I’m a soup lover as well.I’ll make this soup tonight

    • Reply
      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 19, 2018 at 3:34 pm


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    February 12, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Can you substitute the spinach instead of kale for the detox soup?

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 12, 2018 at 11:12 pm


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