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Minestrone

Admittedly, this recipe is not from me, but from my mom. However, it’s so ingeniously simple and on top of that very low-calorie as well as healthy that I really wanted to publish it on my blog. That’s why my mother is the guest cook for today!

So, Mom, What Do You Like About Minestrone?

  • the soup is great for cold days
  • it is low in calories
  • contains a lot of vegetables
  • it can also be combined with various vegetables (also great for leftovers!)
  • extremely healthy
  • quickly prepared
  • still delicious on the following days (therefore, suitable for Meal Prep)

The Italian soup classic is the perfect diet food. In spite of fewer calories, it brings plenty of vitamins and minerals to the table due to the variety of vegetables.

Even as children we are taught that vegetables are healthy for us because they contain a high density of nutrients. Due to its high water content, it has few calories. The vitamins and minerals contained in vegetables are essential for us because our body cannot produce them on its own. Therefore, vegetables should also be the main component of a meal.

The Preparation Steps

So, mum, explain to us how you prepared your minestrone:

Step One: Process the Vegetables

First peel and roughly cut the potato. Peel and chop the onion. Then peel and chop the garlic cloves. Peel and roughly chop the carrot as well. Do the same with the zucchini. Wash and chop the leek. Finally, dice the tomato.

Step Two: Put Them in a Pot

Place all the vegetables in a large saucepan. Add the chickpeas and 16.91 fl. oz. (500 ml) water. Bring everything to boil.

Step Three: Let It Boil

Let everything simmer for 20-25 minutes. Then season well and add 2 tbsp. vegetable stock to taste. Let it simmer again for about 10 minutes.

Done!

Have fun trying it out. Leave a comment if you like the recipe!

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Minestrone

The classic Italian soup is quickly prepared and low in calories.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cooking Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Category Main Dishes
Servings 4
Calories 138 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 lb. potatoes 250 g
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tomato large
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas 160 g
  • 1 leek
  • 16.91 fl. oz. water 500 ml
  • 1 zucchini
  • pinch of pepper and salt
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable stock

Instructions

  • First peel and roughly cut the potato. Peel and chop the onion. Then peel and chop the garlic cloves. Peel and roughly chop the carrot as well. Do the same with the zucchini. Wash and chop the leek. Finally, dice the tomato.
  • Put all the vegetables in a large saucepan. Add the chickpeas and 16.91 fl oz (500 ml) water. Bring everything to boil.
  • Simmer everything for 20-25 minutes. Then season well and add 2 tablespoons of vegetable stock to taste. Let it simmer again for about 10 minutes.
  • Ready to eat!
Tags gluten-free, low-calorie, low-fat, sugar-free, vegan

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