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1 large onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 zucchini chopped in 1⁄2” slices
4-5 scallions, chopped
1 large red pepper, chopped
4-5 stalks celery, sliced diagonally
4-5 parsnips, peeled, sliced lengthwise, then chopped
3-4 medium sized carrots, peeled, sliced lengthwise & then chopped 3-4 large potatoes, cubed
2 28-oz cans diced tomatoes
1 handful fresh parsley, chopped finely
2 handfuls fresh dill
3-4 Tbsp vegetable soup mix (I use Osem brand)
1/3 cabbage cit in strips(1” x 2”)
2-3 bay leaves
1-2 Tbsp dried basil
Salt & Pepper, to taste
2-3 Tbsp Olive oil
5-6 c. boiling water


  • Add olive oil to large stockpot
  • Sauté onion, scallions, garlic, peppers, zucchini & celery
  • When onion begins to soften, add canned tomatoes
  • Add carrots, parsnips & potatoes
  • Dissolve soup mix in boiling water & add all to pot
  • Add seasonings, parsley & dill
  • Add cabbage
  • Bring to a boil. Cover.
  • Reduce heat to medium and allow to simmer about 1 hour (stirring occasionally) until vegetables are tender.

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