Vegan Minestrone Soup
Easy Vegan Minestrone Soup that's ready in under 1 hour! Made with veggies, diced tomatoes and pasta, this soup is comfort in a bowl. It's a great way to get the whole family to eat vegetables, and it makes for the best leftovers.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 celery
- 2 carrots
- 1 cup yellow onion diced
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 russet potato diced
- 1 small zucchini chopped
- 28 oz. fire roasted diced tomatoes with juices
- 32 oz. vegetable broth
- 3 cups water or more
- black pepper to taste
- 15 oz. great northern beans drained and rinsed
- 1 1/2 cups pasta small shell pasta
- 2 cups spinach
- 1-2 tbsp lemon juice optional
Heat the oil in a dutch oven or large pot over medium heat. Then, add the celery, carrots, and onion and sauté for 5-7 minutes until the carrots are soft. Then, add the garlic, tomato paste, salt, oregano, and red pepper flakes and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
Next, add the bay leaf, potato, zucchini, canned tomatoes with their juices, broth, and water, and turn the heat up to high. Bring the soup to a boil, then cover the pot, reduce the heat to low and simmer the soup for 15 minutes.
Remove the lid and add the beans, pasta and spinach and continue simmering uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until the pasta is cooked. Remove from the heat and adjust the salt/pepper as needed, and then add lemon juice (optional). Enjoy!
*Calories are per serving and are an estimation
*Storage: store soup in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. To reheat: add soup to a pot and heat over the stove; NOTE: you will have to add more broth while reheating as the pasta absorbs some of the broth in the refrigerator.
*To make gluten free: use your favorite gluten free pasta instead (I love using broth rice pasta!)
Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1282mg | Potassium: 791mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 5418IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 4mg