Minestrone With Kale

60 mins (prep 15, cooking 45)
15 ingredients
6 servings
From Color Me Vegan, by Colleen Patrick Goudreau. "The addition of kale in this classic comfort soup makes it even better, certainly more nutritious, and definitely more colorful! The Italian word minestrone, refers to a large, hearty soup. The soup itself is part of what is known in Italy as cucina povera - literally "poor kitchen," referring to the necessity of creating dishes based on what was available and in season. As it has been passed down through the ages, there is no fixed recipe and lends itself to many variations". One thing I really like about this recipe is the step of boiling the small pasta first, and separate from the soup itself. That way the doesn't get overcooked, or soak up all the broth by the time it's finished cooking.

Categories:  <-60-mins , greens , seasonal , italian , tomato , comfort-food , taste~mood , free-of... , soups-&-stews , time-to-make , vegan , european , winter , beans , lactose-free , vegetarian , vegetable ,
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Serving Size (315.27 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 260.78 Calories from Fat 27.72
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.08g 28.41%
Saturated Fat 0.44g 13.27%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 21.14mg 5.29%
Total Carbohydrate 43.38g 86.76%
Dietary Fiber 10.81 g 259.56%
Sugars 1.52 g %
Protein 16.68g 200.2%
Vitamin A 0.18IU% Vitamin C 0.62mg%
Calcium 180.82mg% Iron 7.43mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large, diced tomatoes, bunch kale, fresh parsley, small shell pasta, freshly ground black pepper