Quick Minestrone Soup
1 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
2 cups carrots, chopped ¼ tsp. salt
1 cup onion, chopped 2 cups cabbage or spinach, sliced
3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 cups small white navy beans, cooked
1 (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes 2/3 cup small pasta, cooked
1 (8-oz.) can chicken broth
1 cup water
Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add carrots, onion, and garlic. Stir 10 minutes or until vegetables are crisp tender. Stir in tomatoes, broth, water, Italian seasoning, and salt; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until carrots are tender. Add the cabbage or spinach, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in beans and pasta; simmer 1 minute or until hot.
Makes 8 servings.
Each serving provides 138 calories, 6 grams protein, 24 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fat, 414 milligrams sodium, 5 grams fiber.