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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 189.1
  • Total Fat: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 76.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.6 g
  • Protein: 8.2 g

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Italian Minestrone

Submitted by: MOMSLIM

Introduction

Here is a basic minestrone which goes a long way. I feed my family of 5 and still have lots of left overs. I often put more the liquid called for, we like our soups with a little more broth. Here is a basic minestrone which goes a long way. I feed my family of 5 and still have lots of left overs. I often put more the liquid called for, we like our soups with a little more broth.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    7 or more cups of water, broth, or a combination of both
    3 tbsp olive oil
    1 large onion finely chopped
    1 leek sliced
    2 carrots finely chopped
    1 celery stalk finely chopped
    2 garlic cloves finely chopped
    1 bay leaf
    1 sprig of thyme or 1/4 tsp dried
    salt and pepper to tast
    2-3 zucchini finely chopped
    3 medium tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped
    2 cups of cooked or canned beans such as cannellini

    You may also add potatoes and 3 tbsp pesto (not included in the nutrition info)

Directions

In a saucepan heat the olive oil. Stir in the onion and leek, and cook for 5 minutes, until the onion softens. Add the carrots, celery, and garlic, and cook over moderate heat., stirring often, for another 5 minutes. If using potatoes this is the time to add them in and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Pour in the broth or water and stir well. Add the herb and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat slightly and cook for 10-12 minutes.

Stir in zucchini, simmer for 5 minutes more. Add the tomatoes, cover the pan, and boil 5-8 minutes.

About 10 minutes before serving the coup, uncover, and stir in the beans and spinach. Simmer for 10 minutes. If using pesto stir it in. Taste for seasoning, simmer for 5 minutes, remove from heat. Allow the soup to stand for a few minutes before serving.

This can serve 6, but if you add more liquid it can easily serve more.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOMSLIM.






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