Recipe

Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup

With veggies rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene, quercetin, and lycopene, this soup packs a lot of nutrition in just one serving — and I promise you will not be disappointed with the taste.

With veggies rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene, quercetin, and lycopene, this soup packs a lot of nutrition in just one serving — and I promise you will not be disappointed with the taste.

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This recipe makes 8 Servings
Ingredients:
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 leeks, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 zucchini squash, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large potato, peeled and halved
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth ( or vegetable broth)
  • 2 cups no-salt-added crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 fifteen-ounce can no-salt-added navy or kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 seven-ounce bag frozen chopped spinach or kale
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • ground black pepper, to taste
Preparation:

Heat the oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, leeks, and garlic and sauté until soft.

Add the zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, green beans, potato, cilantro, broth, crushed tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, beans, basil, oregano, and salt. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 25 minutes, or until the potato is cooked.

Transfer the potato to a food processor or blender with some of the cooking liquid, and purée it. Return it to the pan and add the spinach or kale and parsley. Season to taste with black pepper and additional salt if desired.

Makes 8 Servings

Preparation:

Heat the oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, leeks, and garlic and sauté until soft.

Add the zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, green beans, potato, cilantro, broth, crushed tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, beans, basil, oregano, and salt. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 25 minutes, or until the potato is cooked.

Transfer the potato to a food processor or blender with some of the cooking liquid, and purée it. Return it to the pan and add the spinach or kale and parsley. Season to taste with black pepper and additional salt if desired.

Makes 8 Servings