Italian Minestrone

Preparation info
  • Makes

    10 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Kick Diabetes Cookbook

By Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina

Published 2018

  • About

Almost any of the twenty types of beans that are commonly eaten will work in this recipe. Try cannellini beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, white beans, or whatever kind is your favorite.


  • 4 cups (1 L) water or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups (500


Put the water, tomatoes, onion, carrot, celery, potato, tomato paste, garlic, basil, oregano, optional celery seeds, and optional salt in a large soup pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Decrease the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the potato is almost cooked, about 15 minutes. Add the beans, zucchini, and green beans. Cover and cook until the vegetables are tender-crisp,