Spinach-Basil Green Minestrone Soup

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 20 min 4
Spinach-Basil Green Minestrone Soup
Health Rating
Loaded with veggies and high in fiber.


2 tbsp Olive oil (extra virgin)
1 medium Yellow onion (chopped)
2 medium stalk(s) Celery (with leaves, chopped)
2 clove(s) Garlic (finely minced)
1 medium Zucchini (diced)
1 leaf Bay leaf
1/2 tsp Salt and pepper
1 can (15oz) Cannellini beans, canned (or other white bean; low sodium; drained)
1 can (15oz) Chickpeas, canned, low sodium (drained)
8 cup Chicken broth (stock), low sodium (organic free-range)
227 gm Green/yellow string beans, raw (trimmed & cut into 1-inch pieces)
284 gm Spinach (or swiss chard; stems removed and coarsely chopped)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated (or Romano; optional)
1/4 cup Basil, fresh (or parsley; chopped)
1/2 cup Pasta, Fusilli, dry (optional, or pasta of choice)


1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat.
2. Add the oil then add onions, celery, garlic, zucchini, and the bay leaf into the pot. Sauté for 2 minutes, Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sauté for 3-5 more minutes, stirring frequently.
3. Next add the cannellini beans, chickpeas, and chicken broth to the pot. Cover and bring to a boil.
4. Add green beans and cook for 8-10 minutes (until just tender). If using pasta, add with green beans. Stir in spinach to wilt, about 1 minute.
5. Stir in cheese if desired and serve in soup bowls. Top each serving with basil (or parsley).

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 492
Calories from fat 126
Calories from saturated fat 38
Total Fat 14.0 g
Saturated Fat 4.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.7 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Sodium 1748 mg
Potassium 1991 mg
Total Carbohydrate 64 g
Dietary Fiber 15.0 g
Sugars 9.0 g
Protein 27.8 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.7
Meat Alternative 1.1
Milk Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 6.4

Energy sources





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