Bourbon Street Vegetable Soup | Diabetes Recipes

Bourbon Street Vegetable Soup | Diabetes Recipes.

Bourbon Street Vegetable Soup

This is a really wonderful soup (of course I say that about a lot of soups—but that’s because I am a wonderful soup maker!) that uses many of the flavors you would find in Creole cooking.
It’s so chock-full of stuff that it’s almost a meal in itself. In fact, I think if you added some cooked chicken or shrimp to it, you would have a great entrée.

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1½ cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced okra
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¹⁄8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Salt to taste

 In a 4-quart nonstick pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the cabbage, onion, green pepper, and garlic. Cook, stirring, until vegetables are softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the turmeric until absorbed.
Add the water and broth and bring to a boil. Add the tomatoes, okra, Old Bay Seasoning, sugar, thyme, bay leaf, and pepper; return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes. Stir in salt, if using, and discard the bay leaf before serving.

Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable; ½ fat
REDUCED SODIUM: Omit the Old Bay Seasoning, use low-sodium broth.
Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable; ½ fat


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