Although some additional foods other than the cabbage soup that is the staple of the plan can be added to the cabbage soup diet, there are no recipes to make, since the foods are just single foods that are added daily, notes WebMD. For example, on day one of the diet, any fruit other than bananas can be added to the staple diet of cabbage soup. On day two, non-starchy vegetables such as leafy greens can be added, but no fruit.
On day three, cabbage soup dieters can add fruits and vegetables to their diet, while on day four, bananas and skim milk can be added, reports WebMD. On day five, beef or skinless baked chicken and tomatoes are additions to the diet, while on day six, beef and vegetables can be added. On the last day of the diet, day seven, unsweetened fruit juices, vegetables and brown rice are foods that can be consumed in addition to the cabbage soup.
The basic cabbage soup recipe calls for a head of chopped or finely shredded cabbage, two chopped onions, 28 ounces of canned tomatoes, two green bell peppers, four celery stalks, six carrots and a half-pound of green beans, according to Epicurious. Chopped herbs, including thyme, cilantro, dill, sage and parsley, are also added to the soup, along with black pepper to taste.