Soups and Stews - Minestrone surprise

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10-19-2007, 11:16 AM
I got this in an email from the World's Healthiest foods, it sounds really good!!

Minestrone surprise

Prep and Cook Time: prep time: 20 minutes; cooking time 45 minutes


5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 medium onion, chopped fine
6 medium sized cloves garlic, chopped
½ cup, or 1 stalk celery, diced
1 cup, or 2 medium sized carrots peeled and diced ¼ inch
1 ½ cups finely chopped kale
½ cup diced portabello mushrooms, black gills cut out and discarded
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
1 TBS dried Italian herbs
1 15 oz can navy beans, drained
salt and black pepper to taste

Prepare ingredients by chopping and measuring.

Heat 1 TBS broth in medium soup pot. Healthy Sauté onion in broth over medium heat for 5 minutes stirring frequently. Add garlic and continue to sauté for another minute.

Add broth and rest of ingredients except beans and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil on high heat, reduce heat to low and continue cooking, uncovered for 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender

Add beans, cook for another couple minutes, season with salt & pepper, and serve.

Serves 6-8

10-19-2007, 01:20 PM
Thanks! Sounds yummy.

10-19-2007, 01:28 PM
Sounds yummy. I don't know how accurate it is, but I plugged the ingredients into recipe analyzer and it says for 6 servings it is about 242 calories per serving!