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Paris’ Old World Minestrone Soup

 

3 tbsp chopped garlic

1 cup chopped onion

¾ diced celery

2 cups non-fat chicken broth

1 12-oz can Spicy V-8

1 ½ cups shredded carrots

1 14.5-oz can Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes w/ Onion, Basil & Oregano

½ cup frozen baby peas

1 cup Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained

1 ½ tsp Italian Seasoning

½ tsp red pepper flakes

1/3 cup Ditalini or any small pasta

1 ½ cups finely shredded fresh spinach

 

 

In a large French oven misted with olive oil, sauté onion, celery and garlic over medium heat until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add in the chicken broth and V-8. Then add the carrots and tomatoes. Cook for about 10 minutes. Then add the peas and beans to the pot and season with the Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Allow to cook another 10 minutes at a simmer over medium-low heat. Add in the Ditalini and cook for another 7 minutes – may need to add up to ½ cup water if soup is looking thick. Finally, add the fresh spinach in and allow to cook 3-4 minutes. Take pot off of the stove and allow to cool 5 minutes if serving immediately or at least 30 minutes if storing in individual cups in the freezer.

 

Serves 6-7 full cups @ 1 point per serving


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This sounds great! Thanks Paris! I have been living on soups lately.


Maureen

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Getting healthy is hard but NOT impossible!!!:)

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Maureen, this is the BEST soup I've ever made. Total restaurant taste for only 1 point! I will be eating this all winter long.

 

I hope you like it as much as me. :D bcbsalute.gif

 

[ November 15, 2003, 02:26 PM: Message edited by: Paris Madeleine ]


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Paris, Yet, another one! This looks fabulous!

I just have to get the V8, and DH won't go near anything with peas. Do you think I can sub. some froz. green beans?

 

Dawna


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Thanks again, Paris. I'm going to make this next weekend.

 

Dawna


"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone". - Bill Cosby

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Hi Paris,

 

Sounds really good... Along with subbing the grean beans for the peas, do you think subbing black soybeans for the great northern beans would work?? Trying to eat more soy and they're also lower in carbs.

 

Thanks,


Joanna :headover:

 

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Current weight ~ 120.9 (8-27-04)

 

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Joanna,

 

I think that'd be fine. I added the beans in at the last minute as a sub for potatoes! It's all about changing things up to our individual tastes!

 

- Paris


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Paris,

 

Wanted to let you know that I made a double batch of this last weekend and it's, quite possibly, the best minestrone I've ever tasted. :D

 

Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

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Bumping up...I have been handing out this recipe to everyone I know...credits included! Thanks Paris!

 

Annie wave.gif


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Hats off to Paris, this soup is AWESOME !

 

Sheryl


"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives"...Annie Dillard<br /><br />190/141/143.5/135<br />sw/wwg/cw/pg 5'3"<br /><br />SD 9-17-02/LT 7-22-03

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Thanks Paris,

 

I am such a soup lover....this sounds superb!


Grainne

 

3/16/02- Made WW Lifetime

4'11"...SW 176lbs CW 154 lbs WGW 115

Rejoining weight 11/17 154 lbs

 

 

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This was really good. My 18 month-old grand-daughters scarfed it down also and their mom can't get them to eat many veggies!

 

[ March 09, 2004, 02:09 PM: Message edited by: Conlet ]

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Just bumpin it up again! This soup is AMAZING! Worth slicing off the tips of my fingers minciung the spinach (forgive my spelling mistakes...I have bandades on the tips of my finger and thumb :rolleyes: )

 

Annie wave.gif

 

[ April 22, 2004, 02:31 PM: Message edited by: annie mae ]


HW: 170<br />CW: 153 <br />GW: 135<br />Height: 5'3"<br /><br />BRING IT ON!!!<br /><br />*********************<br /><br />Be the change you want to see in the world...Mahatma Ghandi

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I make this frequently now. DH loves it and I took a bowl to my sis and she loves it too. I usually freeze it in serving size containers. Handy for a quick, tasty, and nutritious lunch. Great for a an easy dinner of a soup and sandwich as well.

 

I usually count if for 2 points though. I've run it through mastercook and I believe it comes out to about 140 to 150 calories per bowl.

 

SO YUMMY, you really should try it.

Sheryl


"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives"...Annie Dillard<br /><br />190/141/143.5/135<br />sw/wwg/cw/pg 5'3"<br /><br />SD 9-17-02/LT 7-22-03

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Yes, this is our favorite soup here on BCB's. This is the second winter season I will be using this soup as a regular menu item.

 

Thanks, Paris.

 

Carmen


The Lady in Green

 

"Nothing is particulary hard if you divide it into small parts." -Henry Ford-

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Oh yum!!!!!

 

I just made this today for lunches, and it is really one of the best soups that I have ever tasted! I think that this is going to be a regular weekly dish for lunch at my house!

 

THANKS!!!!!

Christine :)


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Bumping up because - MMMMMM, love this soup, as does dh.

Sheryl


"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives"...Annie Dillard<br /><br />190/141/143.5/135<br />sw/wwg/cw/pg 5'3"<br /><br />SD 9-17-02/LT 7-22-03

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Guest Rasha

ok im not much of a cook but this sounds real good..my only question? what's a french oven?

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Rasha -- glad you bumped this up because I never would have found it. Can hardly wait to try it. Minestrone is one of my favorite soups! Re: the "French Oven", I'm sure a Dutch Oven or just a large soup pot would work just as well. H-m-m. I've never heard of a French Oven either. :confused:


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(last updated - 03/25/07

CW: 185

Goal: 140

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does anyone know? if we changed the pasta to a wheat pasta in this soup would it be core? i am just starting core and it sounds wonderful!

 

dardee:help:


dardee

 

on core and loving it:headover:

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lbs lost so far 24

i can do this!

i will do this!

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I was doing CORE, and it certainly looks like CORE ingredients to me...that is...if you used Wheat Pasta. Have you tried the Barilla Plus yet? Good stuff!


~ * ~ * ~Judy ~ * ~ *

(last updated - 03/25/07

CW: 185

Goal: 140

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