Cancer Fighting Soup

Cancer Fighting Soup

Cancer Fighting Soup

The most protective vegetables known to cancer research are all in this delicious and easy to make soup. For the canned tomatoes I use Muir Glen Diced Tomatoes / no salt added. There’s not much juice in the can so I do not drain it. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Makes: 4-5 servings

Cancer Fighting Soup


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed

  • 4 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup cabbage - coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup cauliflower - bite size pieces
  • 1 cup carrots - 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 cup kale or bok choy - thinly sliced

  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 3/4 cup canned diced tomatoes, no salt, lightly drained (1/2 of a 14.5 oz can)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a medium soup pot and saute onion & garlic for 2 minutes.
  2. Add stock, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, and kale.
  3. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and cook for 8 minutes.
  4. Add broccoli, tomatoes, salt & pepper. Cook another 2 minutes.

Notes: For more on this recipe in my blog click here.

51 Comments on "Cancer Fighting Soup"

  1. Dex

    Where can I find the calorie count for this? It is very good to the point I may eat way more than I should

    • Daphne

      Technically, it’s zero.You don’t need a calorie count, it’s only high fiber veggies, you can eat as much as you want. If you add a can of beans, that takes it up to 300 for the entire recipe.

  2. Janey

    Love this soup. I make a lot extra and freeze and tastes just as great heated up. Nom nom nom. Thanks Jenny for all the great recipes.

  3. Harrison Bailey

    Soup was great..I added some chicken breast..fist time..and turkey breast second time ..both were fantastic

  4. Lea

    Thanks Jenny, This soup is so very good! I will be making it often. The soup has so much flavor & I’m totally hooked. I could this soup all the time. Loved it.

  5. Angela

    Can you freeze this soup?

  6. Haley

    thank you my grandma is fighting cancer

  7. Stacey

    Thanks for this recipe, I love it! So simple but so good. I added white beans for protein. I also cooked for a bit less time so the veggies stayed a bit firmer as I plan to reheat. I will be eating this daily I am sure. I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer so I am trying to incorporate these veggies more often; this is perfect. Thank-you!!

  8. ginger

    I am totally making this soup, but want to have it with your Faster No-Knead Bread that I just read in a comment. May I have the recipe?

  9. Babcia Jolanta

    Soup is delicious thank you Jenny ?❤️

  10. Jack Parker

    This soup really is delicious! It’s also a great detoxifier. One big tip I have that sends this recipe over the top is this: Omit the broth and use water instead. (The flavor of each vegetable is able to come through.) Then, when the soup is done and off the heat, squeeze the juice from half a lemon into it. Trust me. It becomes addictive!

    It’s great with chicken stock (minus the lemon juice), too, but I’m not a fan of vegetable broth (in anything) because it “muddies” the flavor too much. It makes all the veggies taste the same.

    • Jolene Connick

      Jack, have you found you can omit the brith and add the lemon to any soup?

    • Nancy

      Jack – I recently can’t stand the smell of canned or carton broth. First time I see just water does the trick. Brilliant idea.

    • Dave

      I use water when I cook because the food tastes better. I have eliminated cooking oils, chicken stock, and bullion cubes. The food tastes cleaner and it is tastier because the flavors are not covered in oil. Thank you Jack for your comment!

  11. Gina

    Hi Jenny,
    I just made this soup today 1/13/2019! And it is amazing..thanku so much for this recipe. I was just diagnosed with breast cancer. My surgery has been delayed b/c of insurance “issues” and has been so stressful and discouraging. I was so excited to find this recipe, b/c I have been trying to incorporate more hollistic/natural eating along with the traditional treatments as well!:) thanku again for this amazing, delicious, healing soup!! Sending you wishes for many blessings:) xo

  12. Daphne

    I love this soup and I make versions of it using bags of mixed frozen veggies. Thanks for everything you do! We love your recipes. We eat this soup several times a week with your Faster No-Knead Bread!

  13. Sharon

    I made this soup and your other soups several times, so delicious. I have lost 105 lbs over the last 15 months using so many of your recipies. Thank you for showing me how to cut fat and eating more veggies and still enjoy good tasting meals.

    • Debra

      WOW, Sharon, how amazing that you have lost 105 pounds! I was looking through Jenny’s recipes and happened to read your comment. Well done my friend. All the best to you. 🙂

  14. Irma

    Jenny, I recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. I had my first round of chemo. I had a few days that was not able to eat. I have made your recipe and it is delicious! I froze several bags to have ready for my upcoming chemo treatment. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Love it!

    • Jenny Can Cook

      I’m glad you like this recipe and I’m sending you positive thoughts for your recovery. Green tea would also be good for you. ❤️

      • Leeann Derry

        Can u usw r3d peooers instrad i have kidney disease abd not supposed to eat tomatoes

        • Jenny Can Cook

          Of course, you can just leave out the tomatoes.

    • Barbara

      Irma, I was walking in your shoes December, 2017 with starting the chemo treatments. I agree with Jenny about the green tea. My surgeon told me that she believes with me drinking anywhere from 4 to 12 cups of green tea a day could have slow down my breast cancer from spreading. I was in stage 3 close to stage 4. Know that I am praying for you and try to keep good thoughts even on bad days. Jenny, thanks for the recipe for the soup and will be trying it very soon too.

      • Grace

        What kind of green tea do you drink?

      • Jolene

        Hi Barbara,
        Can you let us know the kind of Green tea? Was it anything specific?

      • Jenny Can Cook

        From my own experience of drinking green tea every day, I believe that brewing full leaves of green tea (no tea bags) gives the best flavor and the most benefits. You can buy organic full leaf green tea online.

        • Davina

          I have heard alot about the green tea but was hesitant due to it having caffeine. Do you think the decaf has the same benefits?

  15. plasterangel

    I would suggest using tomatoes from a glass jar rather than a can. In the case of a can, even if it’s “non-BPA” you don’t know if the BPA substitute may be declared toxic later.

    Jovial has organic crushed and chopped tomatoes in jars and Bionatura has organic tomato paste in jars.

    • Jenny Can Cook

      That’s a good point, thank you.

    • Jean Mack

      Hummus on soft bread triangles is very healthy; im one of the pickiest eaters i know and hate vegetables but got totally addicted to hummus! Started just eating it by the spoonfull-full of healthy fats and great tasting. People even use it to make desserts apparently like a chocolate dip/mousse….

  16. Jenna

    I made this for my friend who is in treatment and she says it saved her life during that first round of chemo. She had every side effect and could barely eat or drink anything due to a horrible infection in her mouth/tongue/throat. She is much better now. I blended it smooth and she could get it down. I have added it to my lunch routine as well – very tasty!

  17. Kay

    Made this for lunch…delicious! I used my immersion blender to purée it, for a thick, chunky soup. Thank you for the recipe!

  18. Robert H

    Hello Jenny, My father has a cancerous “mass” at the bottom of his Esophagus. They had to open the esophagus with a stent. So he needs to avoid any stringy or chunky foods. Since he is a picky (understatement ) eater, this has doubled our trouble trying to give him a healthy diet. The doctors want him to eat tons of protein and have a Low sodium intake. He needs to gain weight. Can you recommend a few soup recipes that will keep him healthy and add some much needed weight to his body. I thank you in advance. “One worried Son”

    • Jenny Can Cook

      It seems to me that almost any pureed soup with be good for him. Any vegetable soup with beans for protein could be pureed and when you make your own homemade soup, it’s easy to control the sodium.

    • Mary

      My husband has the same. He has gained back 30 lbs using the following – I make smoothies (he likes pineapple best) with plain protein powder, soy milk and Mct oil. While milk is fine too.
      Pureed chicken soups, pureed veg and ham soups. Egg, poached salmon or small shrimp salads. Very light meals, but 6 daily including smoothies. The smoothies have the most calories. Room temp to warm is best as hot food makes it harder to eat also Ice cream goes down very well. Good luck

  19. carol T.

    Yuk I’m not a vegetable lover so I know I wouldn’t eat this. But it does look appealing

    • Judith

      carol T. – Hopefully, in the ten months since your post – you have learned to like vegetables.

      The only people I know that didn’t like vegetables over coked them and/or didn’t season them.

      • KarenG

        Very true! My husband and I love our vegetables; in fact our whole family does, even our grandchildren. They are so healthy and tasty; and as you said, they are better when seasoned right and definitely NOT overcooked. This soup sounds wonderful, by the way.

  20. Eliz

    … chopped onions in butter
    … 1 crushed garlic clove
    … 1 tbsp chopped parsley or parsley flakes
    … 1 tbsp paprika (this gives colour to liquid)
    … immediately stir/mix in carrots coins
    … 1/2 pot cold water
    … salt/pepper
    Bring to boil, then reduce heat-cook until carrots almost tender (30 + min)
    … then add:
    … cubed potatoes (white or sweet potatoes ) (or both)
    … 1 can peas (add juice too) (gives soup good flavour)
    … any other veggies you have on hand (cauliflower, thinly sliced cabbage, frozen peas) add broccoli last)


      what a strange comment for a recipe that Jenny is sharing with her followers. Takes all kinds, I guess. Start your own blog.

    • Brian-

      That sounds kinda good to me. I started using peas in some of my soups when I remembered they are actually legumes… I think! LOL! Veggie/ legume. Whichever. Both good for ya! Oh and don’t forget split pea soup which I have flipped over in the last 10 or 15 yrs.

  21. Antonea

    I love your approach and how you share your delicious recipes Jenny, and have shared you to many of my friends. I try to make this kind of soup weekly. I don’t even saute the onions and garlic, just throw it all in raw. If I have on hand, I also add a turnip, celery, green beans, zucchini, sm seeded Jalapeno, and even some spinach at the end. I personally don’t do well with tomatoes, so I leave them out of mine. So yummy, easy and super good for you.

  22. Maria

    Perfect for winter time. I love it. thank you.

  23. Judith

    Thanks Jenny!

  24. Terry

    Will make this soup this your recipes as they are simple to make and I get to use up all my veggies.Good news..I had 2 scans an my tumors are gone and no new ones growing.Will continue to eat healthy and exercise as well as staying positive.Take care Jenny

  25. Rebecca Pinnell

    Going to try this recipe tomorrow. We are starting to get very cold in the night, sounds like a real warm up. Thanks Jenny

    • Lillie

      I’m about to make this soup, sounds delicious I like all the vegetables in the soup.

  26. Neesargon

    Lovely recipe Jenny but ehy aren’t you posting it on YouTube?

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