Minestrone Soup

Servings 6 people


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 large carrot peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium stalks celery chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups cut green beans
  • 1 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1 14.5-oz. can stewed tomatoes
  • 15 ounces navy beans drained and rinsed or homemade
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan with a tight-fitting lid over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion, garlic, carrot, and celery; cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring regularly, until carrot becomes soft and onion is translucent.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add remaining ingredients; stir well. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes; serve hot.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve a big spinach salad on the side. Add some focaccia bread.
VEGETARIAN: No changes necessary.
KOSHER: No changes necessary.
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure canned tomatoes, beans, and broth are gluten-free.
NUTRITION: Per Serving: 203 Calories; 3g Fat; 15g Protein; 32g Carbohydrate; 10g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 738mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 3 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat. Points: 5
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