Warm up your weekend with this vegetarian quinoa minestrone that FitSugar reader Healthy Recipe Group.posted in the
In Italian, minestrone literally means "big soup." There is no set recipe for minestrone; it usually consists of a combination of seasonal veggies, beans, pasta, rice, and tomatoes. It is a thick comforting soup that you can throw together quickly and with a variety of staples on hand. I decided to whip this up for my mom and myself, using quinoa and some organic zucchini, spinach, and white beans. Best of all it takes around 45 minutes to prepare and makes a fabulous vegetarian meal.
Keep reading to learn more about the recipe!
2 tbsp garlic, minced
1 large onion, diced
3 carrots, diced
4 stalks celery, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 zucchini, chopped into chunks
3 bay leaves
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 cup quinoa, dry
6 cups low sodium vegetable broth
1 cup cannellini beans, soaked (or 1.5 cans)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 can (28oz) peeled Roma tomatoes, chopped into chunks
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped into thin slices
Parmesan cheese, grated
Now find out what to do with these ingredients here:
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