Vegetable Weight-Loss Soup

Vegetable Weight-Loss Soup

17 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 17

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!
November 01, 2018
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By: Carla Benedict
I loved this soup. I recommend replacing the kale with spinach. It's great the next day.
March 22, 2018
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By: scottangela7
I love this soup. I am eating the leftovers for lunch today. I make this about every other week just to have in the fridge through the winter so I can warm up a bowl to have alongside pizza or sandwiches instead of a salad. I have kept it at least a week in the fridge and it is still good. The only change I make is that I don't use the kale. I am not a fan of kale so either I use spinach or I just omit it. Thank you for the great recipe. So easy.....
March 08, 2018
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By: June Morris
I made the Weight Loss soup last year. Instead of making the Full Recipe, I made half. Really good. I made this soup tonight 3/8/18 and made the Full Recipe. Really turned out good. My Grandson is here from College and he really liked the soup..
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