© 2012 by Organic Life Wellness.

Minestrone Soup

 

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

Yields: 10 servings

 

 

 

Ingredients: 

 

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 carrots, diced
1 white potato
1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
1/2 a small red cabbage
2 cartons low-sodium chicken broth (32 oz each)
1 can diced tomatoes, with juice (28 oz)
1/2 can tomato sauce (15 oz)
32 oz water
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3 fresh basil leaves
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
1 can of kidney beans (15 oz)
1 can of cannellini beans, or any white bean (15 oz)
1/2 bag of gluten free pasta (16 oz bag)
2 ears of corn, shucked
4 cups spinach, chopped and packed

 

Directions: 

 

In a large stockpot on med-high heat, saute the onion until translucent (about 4 minutes)

Add garlic and stir for about 1 minute.

Add the carrots and potatoes, saute until they begin to soften (about 4 minutes)

Add the broth, water, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, cabbage, oregano, basil, salt & pepper. 

Stir well and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

While that simmers, cook pasta in a seperate pot. Drain and set aside.

Add pasta, corn, spinach, and beans to soup and stir well.

Simmer for 5 minutes. 

Top each plate with shaved parmesan cheese before serving, enjoy! 

 

Notes: 

Always buy organic when possible. Note, that in this recipe, the following foods are on the EWG Dirty Dozen list:

  • Spinach

  • Potatoes

Brown rice pasta holds together better in soup than corn pasta or quinoa.

This soup freezes very well! This is a large batch, so consider freezing individual portions.

Chop the veggies the same size for even cooking, soup will cook faster if you chop smaller!

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