Minestrone

Minestrone
John Kernick
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Serves 4
preparation
5
minutes
cooking
15
minutes

Ingredients

1
28-ounce can diced tomatoes
1
32-ounce container vegetable or low-sodium chicken broth
1
15-ounce can cannellini (or other white) beans
1
15-ounce can kidney beans (optional)
1
9- or 16-ounce package frozen green beans
kosher salt and black pepper
1
5-ounce bag fresh spinach or one 10-ounce box frozen spinach, thawed
1/2
cup
(2 ounces) grated Parmesan
crusty bread

Directions

  1. In a large pot, over medium heat, bring the tomatoes and their liquid to a simmer. Cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the broth, cannellini, and kidney beans (if using) and bring to a simmer. Add the green beans and cook until tender, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and spinach and stir until wilted.
  4. Ladle the soup into bowls and sprinkle with the Parmesan. Serve with the bread.
Kate Merker
September 2006

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 20 %
  • Fat 7 g
  • Sat Fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 6 mg
  • Sodium 590 mg
  • Carbohydrate 43 g
  • Fiber 11 g
  • Sugar 8 g
  • Protein 25 g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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