Minestrone Soup

by | Updated May 12, 2022 | Soups

This tasty soup provides substantial fiber, vitamins, and phytochemicals! Cabbage is a good source of vitamins C and K and folate. Tomatoes are a good source of lycopene. This phytochemical may reduce free-radical damage, total and “bad” LDL cholesterol, and increase “good” HDL cholesterol levels. Additionally, lycopene exerts anti-oxidant and cancer-protective activities. Lycopene is absorbed better from cooked tomatoes than from raw tomatoes. Chlorogenic acid in tomatoes may lower blood pressure in people with elevated levels. Beta-carotene from carrots helps keep the gastric mucosa barrier healthy. Celery has several anti-inflammatory phytochemicals. Enjoy this Italian soup!


Ingredients:

1 ½ quarts of water

2 cups shredded cabbage

2 cups diced potatoes

16 ounces can of stewed tomatoes

2 celery stalks, with leaves, diced

2 carrots, diced

1 onion, chopped

¼ cup Braggs amino acids

3 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

¾ tsp Italian seasoning

½ tsp marjoram

½ tsp crushed rosemary

1 tsp salt, or to taste

Directions:

Option 1: Combine all ingredients, except last three, in a large soup kettle. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes. Serves 10.

Option 2: Sauté chopped onions and celery in water or cold-pressed olive oil. Add to the rest of the ingredients.

Variations: Use 1 cup pasta shells instead of potatoes or your choice of 1 1/2 cups of cooked white or navy beans.

 

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