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Summer Vegetable Pesto Soup Recipe

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


Submitted by Mary_RD

Makes 6 servings



From About.com Guide to Local Foods

Recipe Ingredients for Summer Vegetable Pesto Soup

5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 cup water
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 lb. green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch lengths
3 small zucchini, trimmed and diced
2 tomatoes, cored and diced
1/4 lb orzo or similarly small pasta (about 1/2 cup uncooked)
2 cups chickpeas, cooked fresh (optional)
1 cup pesto

Recipe Directions for Summer Vegetable Pesto Soup

  1. Bring broth, water, and thyme sprigs to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Remove and discard thyme (some leaves may remain, that?s fine). Season broth to taste with salt.

  2. Meanwhile, blanch basil if making homemade Pesto.

  3. Add green beans. When broth returns to a simmer add zucchini and/or summer squash. When the broth returns to a simmer add tomatoes. Bring just to a boil and add pasta. Return to a simmer and adjust heat to maintain a steady, gentle simmer and cook until pasta is tender to the bite, about 10 minutes.

  4. Add chickpeas or shelling beans.

  5. Meanwhile, finish Pesto recipe, if making homemade.

  6. Serve soup hot, with pistou on the side for each diner to add to their soup as they like.

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Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 421.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
718
Calories from Fat
241
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
26.8g
41%
Saturated Fat
4.8g
24%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
103mg
34%
Sodium
849mg
35%
Potassium
1133mg
32%
Total Carbohydrates
64.9g
22%
Dietary Fiber
15.4g
62%
Sugars
12.4g
Protein
55.5g
Vitamin A 36% Vitamin C 44%
Calcium 21% Iron 39%
* 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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Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
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