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Healthy Easy Minestrone Soup Recipe


This easy minestrone soup recipe has a secret shortcut ingredient! Just 10 ingredients to make vegan homemade minestrone soup + 10 min prep.


  • 1/2 white onion
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 115 oz. can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 115 oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 32 oz. chicken or vegetable broth
  • 26 oz. jar of marinara sauce
  • optional, for serving: olive oil, parmesan cheese


  1. Clean and prepare vegetables.
    Chop onion. (about 1 cup chopped onion)
    Cut celery lengthwise and then chop. (about 1 cup chopped celery)
    Cut carrots lengthwise and then chop. (about 1 cup chopped carrots)
    Cut zucchini in quarters lengthwise and then chop. (about 2 cups chopped zucchini)
    Mince garlic.
  2. Heat oil in large stock pot. When hot add onion, celery, and carrots. Season with salt and pepper and cook for about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add zucchini and garlic to pot and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add beans, broth, and marinara to pot and stir together. Bring to a boil, and lower heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally for about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.


  • Nutrition facts don’t include toppings.
  • If you wanted to save some extra time, you could also buy the pre-packaged containers of mirepoix: onion, celery, carrot. Use 3 cups total.

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