Hearty Minestrone

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The first time I read an Italian-only menu, I noticed a category called minestre where various soups were listed. Later, I learned that Italian cuisine has zuppa, originating as a meager peasant’s ration of broth served with bread and the more hearty minestre. The most hearty of them all, minestrone, is a soup with broth, vegetables and pasta or rice.

Hearty Minestrone
Serves 6
This soup recipe is so nutritious. Although meatless, the inclusion of the bean medley means this soup will have plenty of protein and fiber.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
159 calories
25 g
0 g
3 g
10 g
0 g
467 g
1177 g
4 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
467g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159
Calories from Fat 28
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
5%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1177mg
49%
Total Carbohydrates 25g
8%
Dietary Fiber 6g
24%
Sugars 4g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
50%
Calcium
11%
Iron
17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 tbs olive oil
  2. 1 19 oz can bean medley, drained
  3. 1 cup green beans, trimmed and cut up
  4. 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  5. 1 yellow onion, chopped
  6. 1 rib celery, chopped
  7. 1 green pepper, chopped
  8. 3 cups, beef broth
  9. 3 cups, water
  10. 1 tsp basil
  11. 1/2 tsp anise
  12. 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  13. 1/2 cup small shell pasta, small macaroni or 1 cup small egg noodles
  14. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, sauté the onion, celery and green pepper until tender (about 5 minutes).
  2. Stir in the bean medley, green beans and tomatoes and bring to a simmer.
  3. Add the beef broth, parsley, basil and anise. Allow to simmer for about 15 minutes.
  4. Add the water and pasta; simmer until the pasta is tender. Use the pasta's suggested cooking time as a guide.
Notes
  1. Try to choose a bean medley that includes Romano, kidney and Lima beans. Also, the idea is to use up fresh vegetables so go ahead and substitute with what you have on hand.
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calories
159
fat
3g
protein
10g
carbs
25g
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