Rustic Italian Minestrone Recipe

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Rustic Italian Minestrone
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  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.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 218.9 Kcal (916 kJ)
Calories from fat 78.31 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.7g 13%
Cholesterol 16.8mg 6%
Sodium 913.79mg 38%
Potassium 405.1mg 9%
Total Carbs 29.04g 10%
Sugars 5g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12%
Protein 7.93g 16%
Vitamin C 9.1mg 15%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Calcium 115.7mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 85.02 Kcal (356 kJ)
Calories from fat 30.42 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.38g 13%
Cholesterol 6.52mg 6%
Sodium 354.93mg 38%
Potassium 157.35mg 9%
Total Carbs 11.28g 10%
Sugars 1.94g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 12%
Protein 3.08g 16%
Vitamin C 3.5mg 15%
Iron 0.8mg 12%
Calcium 44.9mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.5
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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