dish
Rustic Italian Minestrone

8
Serves
198
Calories
13
Nutrients
11
Vitamins

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion , chopped
1 large carrot , peeled and chopped
2 stalks celery , chopped
2 cloves garlic , minced
1 16-ounce can chopped tomatoes
5 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil , or 1/2 teaspoon dried
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano , or 1/2 teaspoon dried
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley , or 1/2 teaspoon dried
1/4 pound fresh green beans , stemmed and cut into 1-inch lengths
1 16-ounce can cannellini beans , rinsed and drained
2 medium zucchini , quartered and chopped
1 cup raw, small, shell pasta
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Instructions

1. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot and celery and cook for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften. Add the garlic, season with salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes more.

2. Add the tomatoes, vegetable or chicken broth and herbs, bring to a boil and turn down to a simmer.

3. Add the green and cannellini beans and simmer for 2 minutes.

4. Add the zucchini and pasta and simmer for 10 minutes, or until all of the vegetables are tender and the pasta is al dente. Season with salt and pepper.

5. Serve the soup in large bowls with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

Serving Size: 1 bowl

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 8
Calories
198
Protein
10 g
Total Carbohydrate
27 g
Dietary Fiber
5 g
Soluble Fiber
0 g
Sugar
5 g
Total Fat
6 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
Monounsaturated Fat
3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
5 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
0 g
Percent Calories from Protein
19 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
54 %
Percent Calories from Fat
27 %
Vitamin A
156 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
1 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Vitamin C
18 mg
Vitamin D
0 IU
Folate
41 mcg
Vitamin E
1 IU
Pantothenic Acid
0 mg
Calcium
156 mg
Iron
2 mg
Phosphorus
99 mg
Potassium
371 mg
Sodium
181 mg
Zinc
1 mg