Vegetable Weight-Loss Soup

Vegetable Weight-Loss Soup

20 Reviews
From:, November 2017

A big bowl of this veggie-packed minestrone will leave you satisfied for hours without consuming a lot of calories—plus it's an easy way to boost your vegetable servings for the day. Top with a dollop of pesto before devouring this delicious skinny vegetable soup.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 12 ounces fresh green beans, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups no-salt-added chicken broth or low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans low-sodium cannellini or other white beans, rinsed
  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 2 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 8 teaspoons prepared pesto


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  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, green beans and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 10 minutes. Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes more.
  2. Add white beans, kale, zucchini, tomatoes, vinegar, salt and pepper. Increase heat to return to a simmer; cook until the zucchini and kale have softened, about 10 minutes. Top each serving of soup with 1 teaspoon pesto.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1¾ cups each
  • Per serving: 225 calories; 8 g fat(1 g sat); 8 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 13 g protein; 52 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 4,134 IU vitamin A; 30 mg vitamin C; 106 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 406 mg sodium; 866 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (83% daily value), Vitamin C (50% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat, 1 lean-fat protein, 1 starch

Reviews 20

August 26, 2019
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By: kjpmorgan
This is a delicious soup. I made the recipe exactly as written with all fresh vegetables but added one large bay leave while simmering the vegetables. I used fresh pesto from the market and it added a wonderful flavor. I love that it makes a large amount so I can freeze portions to have a quick healthy lunch or dinner. This recipe would be easy to personalize but I like it just as it is!
March 07, 2019
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By: chriley
This is an amazing soup. I think most soups are loaded with sodium this is not. Why I love it. I like the option of adding A bit of pesto, makes it best!
March 04, 2019
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By: trish_moreno
“Souper” good! Everyone loved it!
January 11, 2019
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By: Jackstng
Great filling soup with really good flavor. I've made it several times and keep thinking that next time I bet it won't taste as good but I've been consistently wrong. It's really tasty. Not sure about the comments regarding tastlessness, maybe they could try a different stock, more lemon or a different pesto? Mine was really good, even the kids thought so, and you know it's healthy!!! Big perk.
January 11, 2019
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By: renate
Used all ingredients listed but then added my own spices since others said it lacked flavor. I used some Rosemary, Thyme, tons of fresh ground pepper and the Aldi version of Mrs Dash. Use your imagination, whatever spices you like!! I thought it was excellent & love using Kale vs. spinach as it holds up so much better & doesn't wilt. Will make again for sure!
January 06, 2019
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By: buttons
First time making it. It was good, however I agree with others that there is not much flavor. I used spinach instead of kale because I do not like it. Added shredded Italian cheese on top. Also, I used a drained can of tomatoes
January 02, 2019
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By: Lex
Was filling, but lacks flavor.
December 29, 2018
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By: Judy
Omg what do people like so bad omg no flavour
December 26, 2018
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By: Carmine Benedetti
loved it!! added Fresh grown Datil peppers and ground cayenne !! will make again maybe add another type of bean to add protein!
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