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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Healthy Minestrone Soup

Ingredients:1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 1/3 cup onion, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cup celery with leaves, coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced (or 1/8 tsp powder)
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
1 can (1 lb) tomatoes, cut up
1 cup carrots, sliced, fresh or frozen
4 3/4 cups cabbage, shredded
1 1/2 cups fresh green beans
1 cup canned red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1 1/2 cups frozen peas
11 cups water
dash hot sauce
2 cups spaghetti, uncooked, broken
Cooking Directions:
1. Heat oil in 4-quart saucepan. Add garlic, onion, and celery, and sauté for about 5 minutes.
2. Add all remaining ingredients except spaghetti. Stir until ingredients are well mixed.
3. Bring to boil and reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
4. Add uncooked spaghetti and simmer for only 2–3 minutes.

Yield: 16 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup

Each serving provides:

Calories: 112
Total fat: 4 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 202 mg
Total fiber: 4 g
Protein: 4 g
Carbohydrates: 17 g
Potassium: 393 mg

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