Ministrone surprise

Minestrone Surprise

Prep and Cook Time: prep time: 20 minutes; cooking time 45 minutes


  • 5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 medium onion, chopped fine
  • 6 medium sized cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, diced (to yield about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 medium sized carrots, peeled and diced into 1/2-inch pieces (to yield about 1 cup)
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped kale
  • 1/4 cup diced portabello mushrooms, black gills cut out and discarded
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 TBS dried Italian herbs
  • 2 cups or 1 15 oz can navy beans (no BPA), drained
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Prepare ingredients by chopping and measuring.
  2. Heat 1 TBS broth in medium soup pot. Healthy Sauté onion in broth over medium heat for 5 minutes stirring frequently. Add garlic and continue to sauté for another minute.
  3. Add broth and rest of ingredients except beans and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil on high heat, reduce heat to low and continue cooking, uncovered for 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  4. Add beans, cook for another couple minutes, season with salt and pepper, and serve.

Serves 6

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