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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 152.9
  • Total Fat: 8.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.9 mg
  • Sodium: 803.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 7.6 g

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Tuscan White Bean Minestrone

Submitted by: AUDREYSMOMMY

Introduction

Hearty bean and vegetable soup perfect for winter. My family's favorite rainy day meal! Hearty bean and vegetable soup perfect for winter. My family's favorite rainy day meal!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 1/2 cups Great Northern white beans, dried
    3 quarts water
    2 teaspoons salt
    1/4 cup olive oil
    6 slices bacon, diced
    1/3 cups finely chopped parsley
    2 large onions, chopped fine
    Leaves from 3 stalks celery, chopped fine
    1 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled
    4 tomatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
    2 carrots, diced
    3 stalks celery, diced
    3 or more cups beef broth
    2 cups chopped cabbage
    2 cups chopped zuchinni
    4 Swiss chard leaves, sliced
    2 teaspoons dried basil, or 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped

    1 cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions

Soak beans overnight in water to cover (or use quick soak instructions on package). Drain and simmer the beans in water with 2 tsp salt. Cook until tender, about 1-1.5 hours. Puree beans and cooking liquid in blender or food processor. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat, don't let reach smoke point. Add the bacon, parsley, celery leaves, and thyme and cook, stirring constantly 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, carrots, celery, beef broth and bean puree. Cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Add the cabbage, zuchinni, and Swiss chard. Add more broth if necessary. Simmer another 20 minutes. Stir in the basil and taste to correct seasonings.

Serve with the parmesan cheese.

Makes about 12 1-cup servings.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AUDREYSMOMMY.






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  • I did use a beef broth but eliminated bacon, oil and cheese. I also added red pepper flakes since my family likes food a bit spicy. - 11/5/10

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  • We also are following Dr Fuhrman's "Eat to Live." I used water instead of beef broth and omitted the olive oil, bacon and cheese. Even though it was a milder tasting dish than we usually eat, it was delicious. My husband and son begged me to make it again soon!
    - 4/24/10

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  • We loved this soup! Because we are following Dr Fuhrman's "Eat to Live" we used Veg base instead of beef broth and omitted the olive oil, bacon and cheese. It was still WONDERFUL and my kids ate every single bite! - 4/23/10

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