Pesto Minestrone
En Español (Spanish Version)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1/8 recipeCalories240Calories from Fat45Total Fat5 gSaturated Fat1 gCholesterol0 mgSodium130 mgTotal Carbohydrate38 gDietary Fiber12 gSugars6 gProteins13 gVitamin A60% DVVitamin C30% DVCalcium4% DVIron8% DV
Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Servings and Times
Servings8Preparation Time30 minutes
Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Per Person: 3.0

Ingredients and Preparation
MinestroneIngredientsMeasuresCauliflower, coarsely chopped2 cups (the equivalent of about 2 small heads)Zucchini, chopped1½ cups (1-2 medium)Low sodium chicken broth3 cans (14.5 ounces each)Diced tomatoes, drained1 can (16 ounces)Uncooked elbow macaroni or small pasta shells1 cupKidney beans or black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed3 cupsSliced carrot1 cupChopped onion1 cupPestoIngredientsMeasuresOlive oil2 tablespoonsGarlic cloves2Fresh, loosely packed basil leaves1 cupWater1 tablespoon
  • Directions for Minestrone
  • In a 5-6 quart saucepan, bring ½ cup water to boil.
  • Add tomatoes, cauliflower, onion, and carrots.
  • Reduce heat and simmer covered 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Add zucchini, beans, broth, and pasta. Return to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 10 minutes.
  • Directions for Pesto
  • Put all pesto ingredients in food processor or blender and process until very finely chopped.
  • Just before serving, remove soup from heat and stir in pesto.

  • Diabetic Exchange
    Fruit: 0; Vegetables: 1; Meat: 1; Milk: 0; Fat: 1; Carbs: 2; Other: 0
    Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. Exchanges are rounded up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

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