Homemade Minestrone Soup
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Vegan
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup cooked whole grain shell pasta
  • ¼ cup white onion, diced
  • ½ cup carrots, sliced
  • ½ cup celery, sliced
  • ½ cup zucchini, chopped
  • ½ cup diced tomato
  • 1 cup kidney beans, rinsed
  • ½ cup spinach leaves, chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • Sea salt, pepper and basil, to taste
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil, for grilling
Instructions
  1. In a medium pot, cook shell pasta in boiling water until soft. Strain and set aside.
  2. Melt olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery and zucchini. Cook for 5 minutes until tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the tomato sauce, vegetable broth, water, diced tomatoes, beans, spinach, pasta shells, and a dash of basil, sea salt and pepper. Stir together and bring to a low boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Taste and add more salt or other spices if desired.
Notes
Makes 3 servings.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 cups Calories: 170 Fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 31g Sugar: 8g Sodium: 421mg Fiber: 7g Protein: 8g
Recipe by The Skinny Chick's Cookbook at http://theskinnychickscookbook.com/homemade-minestrone-soup-recipe/