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; carbohydrates 27.8g; dietary fiber 7.6g; sugars 5.3g; fat 8.4g; saturated fat 1.4g; vitamin a iu 4134.1IU; vitamin c 30.3mg; folate 52.3mcg; calcium 106.4mg; iron 3.1mg; magnesium 88.6mg; potassium 865.8mg; sodium 406mg; thiamin 0.7mg.

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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
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
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: 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: 5 stars
Souper good! Everyone loved it! 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: 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
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: 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: 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