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Minestrone verde

Recipe Information

Servings 8
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Total Time 25 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Beans
Category Beans & Legumes
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish; Side Dish
Subtype Soup
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Cholesterol; High Fiber; High Protein; Vegetarian


  • 6 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth 

  • 1 large onion, sliced

  • 1/2 cup small or medium pasta shells 

  • 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans 

  • 1 can (15 ounces) great northern beans 

  • 2 cups zucchini, sliced

  • 1 1/2 cups small broccoli florets

  • 1 1/2 cups asparagus, cut in 1-inch pieces

  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • Saltand pepper, to taste

  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, as garnish



  • In a large saucepan, bring the vegetable broth and onion to a boil. Add the pasta, reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, covered. Add the beans and vegetables and simmer for 6-8 minutes, covered, until the broccoli is tender. Stir in the garlic and parsley, basil, and rosemary, and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  • Place the mixture into separate bowls, sprinkle lightly with cheese, and serve.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 201 cal

  • Total fat: 1g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 204mg

  • Carbohydrate: 39g

  • Dietary fiber: 9g

  • Protein: 11g