Deb's Vegetarian Minestrone

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 189.7
  • Total Fat: 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,110.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.1 g
  • Protein: 5.9 g

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Introduction

Lots of vegetables simmered in a tasty soup base!Comforting on a rainy or cold day! (An easy recipe for anyone who can chop veggies and open cans.) Lots of vegetables simmered in a tasty soup base!Comforting on a rainy or cold day! (An easy recipe for anyone who can chop veggies and open cans.)
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    Ingredients:
    1 can 14.5 oz Del Monte Diced New Potatoes
    1 can 14.5 oz Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes
    1 can 16 oz Bushs Garbanzos (Chickpeas)
    1/2 package of Green Giant Frozen Spinach No Sauce (does not have to be thawed but separated in half-you are only using half the package in this recipe)
    1/2 cup Pompeian sherry cooking wine
    1 T diced fresh basil leaves-approx 5 leaves
    2 T Olive Oil
    1/2 cup diced onions
    1/2 cup diced celery
    1/2 cup Matchstick Carrots (or dice your own)
    1/2 cup diced zucchini
    3/4 t dried Oregano
    1/2 t Salt
    1/4 t black pepper
    1 T Better that Boullion vegtable broth concentrate
    1 packet Trader Joes Vegetable Savory Broth
    1 and 1/2 cloves minced Garlic
    3 c water
    Shredded parmesan cheese (not calculated in calorie count)

Directions

**Do not let the number of ingredients scare you!! It is worth it!

Drain and rinse garbanzos and potatoes. Chop vegetables. Saute garlic for 2 minutes; add onion and saute for another 3-4 minutes. Add celery and carrots, and sautee for another 2-3 minutes.
Add broth, water and tomatoes; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce to medium heat. Add red wine, garbanzos, potatoes, spinach, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer at least 30 minutes and as much as one hour+ (the longer the better).
When serving, top each bowl with 2 t of shredded parmesan cheese and enjoy with a side of crusty bread or a fresh salad!
NOTE: You can certainly add your own version of broth rather than mine. It should be equivalent to 3 cups, and then you would delete the 2 broths and water from the recipe. Raw spinach can also be used instead of the frozen variety.
Do not skip the sherry cooking wine if at all possible; it gives the soup such a nice richness.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LUV2SK8GAL.