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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 115.8
  • Total Fat: 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.9 mg
  • Sodium: 635.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 6.9 g

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Laura's Phase 1 Minestrone

Submitted by: BINGOSMOM

Introduction

Perfect for South Beach Phase 1! You can always substitute in green beans and chard for the great northern beans and spinach. Perfect for South Beach Phase 1! You can always substitute in green beans and chard for the great northern beans and spinach.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    2 leeks, white and green parts, white halved lengthwise, rinsed and thinly sliced, green parts chopped
    2 ribs celery with leaves, thinly sliced
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    3 cups chicken broth
    4 cups frozen spinach
    2 cups canned great northern beans, rinsedl
    1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
    1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
    1/2 cup sliced zucchini
    4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
    4 sprigs oregano, for garnish

Directions

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the leeks, celery, minced garlic, dried oregano, pepper, and salt. Cook, stirring frequently, for 4 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften.

Add the broth, spinach and beans. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 8 minutes, .

Meanwhile, in a cup, combine the chopped garlic with the parsley. Stir into the soup along with the zucchini. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, or until heated through.

Ladle the soup into 4 bowls and top each with 1 teaspoon of the cheese. Garnish with the oregano sprigs.

Serves 4. Adapted fom the South Beach Diet Cookbook

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BINGOSMOM.






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