Yield: 8 Servings
|6 ounces||Dry white kidney beans; rinsed and sorted (cannellini beans)|
|8 cups||Low-sodium beef broth; defatted|
|\N \N||Freshly ground black pepper; to taste|
|2 teaspoons||Olive oil|
|2 mediums||Onions; chopped|
|1 medium||Carrot; diced|
|2 mediums||Celery stalks; chopped|
|1 \N||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