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.

Hilary Meyer
Source: EatingWell.com, November 2017


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

225 calories; protein 12.7g 25% DV; carbohydrates 27.8g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 7.6g 30% DV; sugars 5.3g; fat 8.4g 13% DV; saturated fat 1.4g 7% DV; vitamin a iu 4134.1IU 83% DV; vitamin c 30.3mg 51% DV; folate 52.3mcg 13% DV; calcium 106.4mg 11% DV; iron 3.1mg 17% DV; magnesium 88.6mg 32% DV; potassium 865.8mg 24% DV; sodium 406mg 16% DV; thiamin 0.7mg 69% DV.

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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
Did half broth and half bone broth and substituted cooked barley for the white beans. Loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Souper good! Everyone loved it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Was filling but lacks flavor. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Omg what do people like so bad omg no flavour Read More
Rating: 5 stars
loved it!! added Fresh grown Datil peppers and ground cayenne!! will make again maybe add another type of bean to add protein! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I loved this soup. I recommend replacing the kale with spinach. It's great the next day. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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..... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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.. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I absolutely LOVE this soup! I keep forgetting to top it with the pesto I got... but y'know... It doesn't even need it! The only thing I replaced in this recipe was I swapped the kale for some spinach! Absolutely fantastic and I will more than likely be getting the stuff for another pot this upcoming week or the next!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is a simple solid vegetable soup recipe. The pesto definitely kicked it up a notch. This made a lot of leftovers but they've kept really well over the past few days. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is delicious even without the pesto... actually forgot to add it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I have made this soup twice. Both times I sprinkled parmesan cheese over the soup before serving instead of pesto. When I made it with chicken stock vs. chicken broth it was more flavorful. You have to be in a chopping mood to make this but it is well worth it. I tried frozen green beans but was not as satisfied with the results as when I used fresh beans. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great simple vegetable soup with simple but good flavor. Great without the pesto but even better with it added.Tons of veggies which is what I was looking for. Will keep this recipe on file and make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was easy and most delicious. I was hesitant to add the pesto tasted the finished soup and realized that's just what it needed to finish it off. I might simply add the pesto to the rest of the pot because it's that good with it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Used cubed sweet potatoes instead of beans due to legume intolerance. Also used Trader Joe s turkey bone broth - Absolutely excellent Read More
Rating: 5 stars
this is delicious while I haven't added the pesto the flavor is awesome! Read More