Basil-Vegetable Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Basil-Vegetable Soup recipe? Learn how to make Basil-Vegetable Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kirakarla

Makes 6 servings



Summer in a bowl for less than 50 a serving, this hearty pesto-flavored soup takes advantage of seasonal sales on fresh basil and vegetables. You can freeze it for winter meals. Serve it with a green salad and crusty brown bread for a satisfying lunch.

Recipe Ingredients for Basil-Vegetable Soup

1 cup chopped onions
1 teaspoon oil
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 small zucchini or yellow summer squash, chopped
1/3 cup diced green beans
1/4 cup diced celery
4 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 oz wheat pasta (about 1/4 cup) (break up if using spaghetti)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 cloves garlic, minced

Recipe Directions for Basil-Vegetable Soup

  1. In a Dutch oven, combine the onions and oil. Cook, stirring, over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, or until soft but not browned. Add the tomatoes, zucchini or squash, beans, celery, and 1 cup of the stock. Cook, stirring, for 10 minutes, or until soft.

  2. Add the parsley, spaghetti, tomato paste, and the remaining 3 cups stock. Bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes, or until the spaghetti is tender.

  3. In a blender or food processor, combine the basil, bread crumbs, Parmesan, and garlic. Process until smooth. Stir into the soup.

Categories

Vegetables, Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 262.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
123
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.3g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.9g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
732mg
30%
Potassium
221mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
18.4g
6%
Dietary Fiber
3.0g
12%
Sugars
2.6g
Protein
6.2g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 8% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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