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Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

 
One serving costs about $1.13

$1.13 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 fall,winter,dairy-free,dairy free soup Mediterranean,Italian,European
spoonacular Score:76%

Spoonacular Score: 76%

 

The recipe Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup can be made in about about 45 minutes. For $1.13 per serving, you get a soup that serves 8. One portion of this dish contains about 7g of protein, 2g of fat, and a total of 149 calories. 1 person were impressed by this recipe. It is perfect for Autumn. It is brought to you by Foodista. A mixture of garam masala, pepper, pd of lentils, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty. It is a good option if you're following a dairy free diet. This recipe is typical of Mediterranean cuisine. With a spoonacular score of 76%, this dish is solid. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup, Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup, and Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup.

Chianti, Trebbiano, and Verdicchio are my top picks for Minestrone. Italians know food and they know wine. Trebbiano and Verdicchio are Italian white wines that pair well with fish and white meat, while Chianti is a great Italian red for heavier, bolder dishes. One wine you could try is Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva. It has 4 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 23 dollars.

Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva

Intense ruby red color. Clear notes of strawberries, raspberries, spice and vanilla stand out on the nose. The wine is soft and enfolding on the palate; the right balance between acidity and tannins leaves a pleasant and persistent aftertaste in the mouth. Blend: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Ingredients

Servings:
3
3  diced carrots
diced carrots
2
2  zucchini
zucchini
1
1  diced onion
diced onion
3
3  celery
celery
1 handful
1 handful green beans
green beans
3 cloves
3 cloves garlic
garlic
10 Oz
10 Oz garbanzo beans
garbanzo beans
1
1  cooked lentils
cooked lentils
28 Oz
28 Oz tomatoes
tomatoes
4 cups
4 cups broth
broth
1 tsp
1 tsp curry paste
curry paste
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps cumin
cumin
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps garam masala
garam masala
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps pepper
pepper
6 oz
6 oz cooked noodles
cooked noodles
3  diced carrots
3
diced carrots
2  zucchini
2
zucchini
1  diced onion
1
diced onion
3  celery
3
celery
1 handful green beans
1 handful
green beans
3 cloves garlic
3 cloves
garlic
10 Oz garbanzo beans
10 Oz
garbanzo beans
1  cooked lentils
1
cooked lentils
28 Oz tomatoes
28 Oz
tomatoes
4 cups broth
4 cups
broth
1 tsp curry paste
1 tsp
curry paste
0.5 tsps cumin
0.5 tsps
cumin
0.5 tsps garam masala
0.5 tsps
garam masala
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
0.25 tsps pepper
0.25 tsps
pepper
6 oz cooked noodles
6 oz
cooked noodles

Equipment

slow cooker
slow cooker
slow cooker
slow cooker


Instructions

First up, add your veggies into your slow cooker. Next you'll add in your garlic, beans, lentils and tomatoes. Finally add in the broth, curry, cumin, garam masala, salt and pepper. Stir it all together and cook it on high for 3-4 hours or low for 4-6. Add your noodles in just before serving.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.21
Ingredient
3 diced carrots
2 zucchini
1 diced onion
3 celery
1 handful green beans
3 cloves garlic
10 Ozs garbanzo beans
28 Ozs tomatoes
4 cups broth
1 teaspoon curry paste
½ teaspoons cumin
½ teaspoons garam masala
¼ teaspoons pepper
6 ounces cooked noodles
Price
$0.32
$1.12
$0.24
$0.45
$0.33
$0.20
$0.58
$2.98
$3.02
$0.06
$0.07
$0.13
$0.01
$0.18
$9.71

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

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Cooking Tips

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • When buying celery, make sure the stalks feel firm and the leaves look fresh. Store in your refrigerator's crisper for up to two weeks.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • If you are buying fresh green beans, avoid beans with scars and go ahead and snap a bean in half when no one is looking. It should snap easily. Store in the refrigerator. Before cooking, snap off the stem ends or cut them off using a knife or even scissors.

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Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

  • According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), celery is one of the worst vegetables in term of pesticide residue. If you're trying to reduce pesticide residue in your diet, be sure to buy organic celery.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
148 Calories
6g Protein
1g Total Fat
28g Carbs
42% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
148
7%

Fat
1g
3%

  Saturated Fat
0.26g
2%

Carbohydrates
28g
10%

  Sugar
9g
10%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
656mg
29%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
6g
13%

Vitamin A
5260IU
105%

Manganese
0.76mg
38%

Vitamin C
27mg
33%

Folate
106µg
27%

Fiber
6g
26%

Vitamin K
20µg
20%

Potassium
642mg
18%

Vitamin B6
0.31mg
16%

Phosphorus
137mg
14%

Copper
0.27mg
13%

Magnesium
50mg
13%

Iron
2mg
12%

Selenium
7µg
11%

Vitamin B1
0.14mg
10%

Vitamin B2
0.13mg
8%

Zinc
1mg
8%

Vitamin B3
1mg
7%

Vitamin E
0.98mg
7%

Calcium
62mg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.47mg
5%

covered percent of daily need

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