Minestrone Soup is a cholesterol-free classic Italian vegetable soup brimming with fiber-rich vegetables.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 carrots, thinly sliced
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
2 zucchini, thinly sliced
3 waxy potatoes, peeled and cubed
1-cup green beans cut into 1-inch pieces
3 cups shredded cabbage
6 cups beef broth
1 16-ounce can tomatoes
1 16-ounce can white beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup grated fat free Parmesan cheese
Heat olive oil and butter in a large stock-pot. Add the onion and cook over low heat until soft; do not brown. Add carrots, celery, potatoes, beans, cabbage, and broth. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
Add tomatoes and their liquid and beans and simmer 30 minutes more. Taste for salt and add if necessary. Stir in cheese.
Recipe makes 8 servings.
Serving size: 1 serving
Calories: 230; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 6mg; Sodium: 225mg; Carbohydrates: 34g Protein: 12g; Fiber: 7g
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