Minestrone -ww

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6 ounces Dry white kidney beans; rinsed and sorted (cannellini beans)
8 cups Low-sodium beef broth; defatted
¼ teaspoon Salt
Freshly ground black pepper; to taste
2 teaspoons Olive oil
2 mediums Onions; chopped
1 medium Carrot; diced
2 mediums Celery stalks; chopped
1 Garlic clove; minced
3 cups No-salt added whole tomatoes; preferrable Italian plum tomatoes, drained and chopped and one cup juice, reserved
½ cup Minced fresh parsley
3 cups Cabbage; coarsely chopped
2 mediums Zucchini; diced
3 ounces Ditalini pasta; or other small pasta
4 teaspoons Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

In a large bowl, combine the beans with cold water to cover; soak overnight. Drain and rinse the beans and transfer to a large saucepan; add the broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cover and cook about 1 hour, until barely tender.

Meanwhile, place a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 30 seconds; heat the oil 30 seconds more. Add the onions, carrot, celery and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes, until the onion is softened.

Stir the vegetable mixture into the bean mixture; add the tomatoes, the 1 cup juice and parsley. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer 20 minutes.

Add the cabbage, zucchini and pasta and cook 12-15 minutes more, until the cabbage is tender. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 10 minutes. Divide evenly among 8 bowls; sprinkle each portion with ½ teaspoon cheese and serve.

SERVING (1 CUP) PROVIDES: ¼ Fat, 2¾ Vegetables, 1 Protein, ½ Bread, 25 Optional Calories.

PER SERVING: 197 Calories,(9%cff) 2 g Total Fat, 0 g Saturated Fat, 1 mg Cholesterol, 197 mg Sodium, 32 g Total Carbohydrate, 5 g Dietary Fiber, 14 g Protein, 113 mg Calcium

>Recipe from Weight Watchers Slim Ways Italian MC-version from Pat Hanneman (KitPath)

(C) Weight Watchers Light and Tasty Deluxe 1997 The Learning Company, Inc.

Recipes Weight Watchers International, Inc., owner of the registered trademark.

NOTES : >from ww: Bursting with vegetables, beans and pasta, minestrone is a meal in itself. Make it for a crowd, or freeze half for another time.

Recipe by: Weight Watchers Slim Ways Italian Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by KitPATh <phannema@...> on Feb 25, 1998

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