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Fall Detox Vegetable Soup

September 20, 2018

We all need a reboot every now and then so why not kickstart your clean eating this season with this Fall Detox Vegetable Soup? Made with 9 different vegetables, this soup will help you glow inside and out!

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a picture of fall detox vegetable soup with 9 different vegetable varieties

If you want a good laugh, check out the comments on my Vegetable Detox Soup. Admittedly, I should not be laughing because I’m pretty sure the comments were written in full-seriousness, but I don’t take myself too seriously so judge all you want for me being “that girl”.

While I truly wish I could fulfill your dream of knowing the calorie count on VEGETABLE SOUP, I honestly believe there are more important things in the world than knowing the total energy value on a soup made up entirely of plants. As for the comment on how much soup you need to eat to feel the full detoxing effects? The correct answer would be 9 times a day.


We all need a reboot every now and then so why not kickstart your clean eating this season with this Fall Detox Vegetable Soup. Made with 9 different vegetables, this soup will help you glow inside and out!

What is this Fall Detox Soup?

I have no idea how much vegetable soup you need to “feel detoxed”. In fact I don’t think anyone could truly define what detoxing really means. But in my world it’s pumping your body full of natural food from the earth. If juicing does it for you, dream big my friends but I prefer to eat my food so when I feel like I need a good detox, I turn to soup.

By now you all know that I love my wine and am not opposed to indulging or relaxing when life throws you curveballs, but that doesn’t mean that after a couple days of YOLOing I don’t feel sluggish or puffy. It’s in these cases that I turn to soup. Though I do stand by the occasional green juice!

I was thrilled when the Detox Vegetable Soup I posted in January was such a huge hit! Yes, it came with some strange questions but it’s also become one of my more popular posts. I consider soup to be the underdog to salad so I am always pretty stoked when you guys jump on board the soup train with me.

As for it’s detoxing effects? I HAVE NO IDEA! Will it transform your body overnight? Probably not. But it’s packed-full of veggies, including NINE different varieties. If that doesn’t make you feel awesome, I don’t know what will! P.S. The Mayo Clinic has a great article on Detox Diets and if they really work.

We all need a reboot every now and then so why not kickstart your clean eating this season with this Fall Detox Vegetable Soup. Made with 9 different vegetables, this soup will help you glow inside and out!

What’s Included in this Fall Detox Vegetable Soup?

I’ve been waiting for the moment that the temperature started to dip so I could make a fall version of this soup. Some might say it’s a cop-out but this version uses totally different veggies but is equally as delicious. I love that it’s full of seasonal ingredients and is a comforting bowl of happiness. So let’s talk about the seasonal fall vegetables in this soup:

  • onion
  • carrots
  • celery
  • garlic
  • sweet potato
  • butternut squash
  • cauliflower
  • cabbage
  • parsley

Stay calm and detox on.


Fall Detox Vegetable Soup

A fall detox vegetable soup made with 8 different fall vegetables to help you glow from the inside out.

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large sweet potato (about 2 cups), chopped
  • 2 cups peeled butternut squash, chopped
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets, chopped
  • 2 cups sliced cabbage
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning (or a mixture of dried parsley, basil, oregano etc..)
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley


  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 cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add in sweet potato, butternut squash,and cauliflower and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Top with cabbage, diced tomatoes, vegetable stock and spices and give it a stir.
  6. Bring to a boil and then let simmer, uncovered over medium heat for 30 minutes.
  7. Top with fresh parsley and serve warm.
  8. Will keep for a week in refrigerator and freezes well for several months.

Like this recipe? Here are a few other soup recipes you might enjoy:

Detox Vegetable Soup
Fall Acorn Squash Soup
Tuscan Lentil Soup
Heirloom Carrot Ginger Soup


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  • Reply
    She Rocks Fitness
    September 20, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Looks delicious as always! Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend!

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    Michele @ paleorunningmomma
    September 20, 2015 at 9:23 am

    I suppose you have to be careful when throwing around the word detox 😉 This looks so good and I’m really starting to get in a soup mood 🙂

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    September 20, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    This is a fantastic soup recipe, love it! I make soup nearly every night in fall (and often winter too) because it makes me feel so good! My favorite thing to do is change out the ingredients, but classics like this never die!:)

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    dixya | food, pleasure, and health
    September 21, 2015 at 10:41 am

    currently i will take soup over a salad..does cream of mushroom soup count as a detox salad? 😛

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    Kelly @ Eat the Gains
    September 21, 2015 at 11:09 am

    I can’t wait till it cools down in Texas so I can make some soup! It’s still in the mid 90s here haha.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      September 22, 2015 at 8:30 am

      I was just in california and it was crazy hot there too. Starting to cool down in Toronto though!

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    September 21, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    It’s such a great mix of vegetables – the squash with the sweet potatoes and cauliflower in the tomato base. Looks lovely and sounds delicious!

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    Ashley Cowles
    September 24, 2015 at 8:47 am

    I can’t wait to make this! I LOVE soup.. My family has “Soup Sunday” in fall/winter and we make a new soup each week. Question: cabbage always seems to go bad when I buy a full head, would it be weird to substitute sauerkraut? I have a huge jar already I need to use up.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      September 27, 2015 at 9:07 am

      I can’t see why not! It will likely add more depth of flavor to the soup and an extra kick of fermented goodness! I’d love to hear your feedback if you try adding the sauerkraut!

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      January 19, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      When I have leftover cabbage I add some apples sauté them up and add some brown sugar with apple cider vinegar to make a sweet & sour cabbage/apples. ?

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    October 12, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    just make this today, and it is fabulous!!! Can see it will be a fall/winter staple!!!! Thanks

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      Davida Kugelmass
      October 12, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      Fab! I just made another batch today too. I’ve been obsessed with it lately. So happy you like it!

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    Sarah C
    October 13, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Hi! Your soup looks amazing! I am writing a round up post about nutrient dense fall soups. I would love to include yours. Could I have permission to use a photo, credit your site and provide a back link? Thank you for considering. Sarah

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    November 30, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    This is the second time i’m making this soup. I love it, it is sooo tasty, I love your website! it has helped me change the way I eat!

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    November 30, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    This is the second time i’m making this soup. I love it, it is sooo tasty, I love your website! it has helped me change the way I eat!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      December 1, 2015 at 7:00 am

      So happy to hear that Mickella! One of my faves as well 🙂 You are too sweet. Your support is much appreciated!

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    October 9, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    I came across this soup last week on Yummly and made it. It was soooooo good I made it again today. My daughter loves soup and was gone all week at a soccer camp. I sent her a picture last Sunday after I made it and she was salivating (especially since she had hotel food for a week). It’s just simmering now and smells so good and I have an eager eater ready to chow down! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe.

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    Pat B
    October 9, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    I made a quadruple batch of this for a church meeting. I LOVE the mix of veggies here, and not a combo I would have tried on my own. The flavor is great, but at the end I wanted a bit more zing. I added a couple of splashes each of balsamic vinegar and lemon juice with a bit more salt and it sang. The colors of the veg are just so beautiful for Fall and it was a gigantic hit!

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    October 14, 2016 at 10:20 am

    This looks AMAZING! I just found your website and I want to make it all! I would love to see a post about your favorite/most popular recipes!

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    November 29, 2016 at 8:13 am

    This looks awesome! Would it work in a crockpot??

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    December 29, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I’ve made this soup three times now and add a few tweaks but follow the base recipe. This last time we made it I ended up using a homemade turkey bone broth and added in zucchini and used tumeric to give it an anti-oxidant boost! Love this soup!!

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      Lynn K
      April 16, 2017 at 11:29 pm

      Sorry, but the turkey bone broth ruins the integrity of this vegan soup.

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    Andrei Jablokow
    January 1, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Green juice, wheat grass, and sprout salads are all great. Sometimes I need something to eat and warm up with. This soup looks amazing. I will make and enjoy it today. I look forward to learning more vegan soup ideas from you.

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    Lynn K
    April 16, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    It is spring right now, but with all the rain Northern California has had this winter/spring, it still feels like winter. It is raining today (Easter). So I made this soup today and it turned out excellent!! I can’t wait to enjoy it for lunch and dinner all week. Thanks!

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    November 6, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    I’m looking forward to making this soup today. I have a question though. I’ve never worked with squash or sweet potato in soup. Will it become mushy after 30 min (Pardon my amateur soup question)?

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      November 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      Nope! It will soften (as it should), but won’t become like a puree!

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        November 6, 2017 at 9:39 pm

        Thanks for the response! I can’t wait!

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    October 31, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Can this be cooked in a crockpot ?

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    LaDonna Mitchell
    November 17, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Can you freeze left overs?

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    March 9, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Do you have the nutrition info on this soup?

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