Vegan Italian Vegetable Soup

Vegan Italian Vegetable Soup

Growing up in a house full of Italian cuisine, I’ve been eating my fair share of vegetable soup. The veggies are always abundant and flavorful in this dish- but the secret to veganizing it is adding spinach! This recipe is packed with protein from beans and tofu, fiber from fresh vegetables, and nutrients from kale. It’s a healthy meal for any day of the week that will make you feel good about what you’re eating.

Recipe Summary test Servings: 6 Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

1 bay leaf

½ cup frozen green beans

1 (28 ounce) can peeled and crushed tomatoes

2 (14.5 ounce) cans vegetable broth

1 tablespoon dried parsley

1 stalk celery, thickly sliced

½ cup macaroni

⅓ cup frozen pearl onions

2 large carrots, coarsely chopped

3 small zucchinis, cubed

¾ teaspoon dried basil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained

1 cube vegetable bouillon

Instructions:

In large saucepan or Dutch oven, bring broth, tomatoes, carrots, frozen green beans, celery, onions, garlic, parsley, basil, bay leaf and vegetable bouillon cube to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.

Stir in macaroni, kidney beans, and zucchini. Bring soup back to a boil, and then reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf and serve.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 185 calories; protein 9.1g; carbohydrates 37.2g; fat 1.3g; sodium 634.4mg.

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