Low Carb Minestrone Soup is a wonderful meal for the Fall. Normally we add Pasta to Minestrone, but keeping it Low Carb we going to substutite and add Chicken in place of the noodles, but to be perfectly honest, this soup is just as delicious without the Chicken.
I originally found this recipe online at LOW CARB MAVEN very good site, I want to thank her for the inspiration. I tweaked the recipe to my family taste.
Getting all your ingredients together is the best way to approach any soup, so lets get started.
In this picture I have all my Ingredients ready, these are called Meas and Plas (french culinary phrase, meaning: “everything in its place.”
Here are your Ingredients
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 Tablespoon minced Garlic
1/2 cup sliced Celery
1/2 cup fresh Zucchini or yellow squash ( or use both to equal 1/2 cup ) Chopped in small squares.
1 cup fresh green beans cut
1 cup Cabbage ruff chopped
1 – 14.5 oz can crushed or whole tomatoes (if whole mush with fork before putting in soup)
1 Table spoon of Garlic & Herb Seasoning (recipe to follow)
1/4 cup White Wine
4 Cups Chicken broth
2 Cup of leftover Chicken or if you wanna cook some that’s fine also, thighs have more flavor, remember to remove skin for this recipe.
Ok I think that’s it!
Here is the Garlic & Herb Seasoning recipe
You can use this in a lot of recipes, but its a good soup Seasoning.
2 teaspoons of Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried Rosemary
1/2 teaspoon of Thyme
1 teaspoon Oregano or Marjoram
1 Tablespoon Onion powder
1 Tablespoon Garlic powder
Mix all ingredients and Muddle well, I don’t have a Muddle so I used the end of my Pizza cutter, it was flat. 🙂
Store in Container and save for other uses, you’ll only need a Tablespoon for this recipe.
Ok lets get Cooking!!
Heat Oil to a small soup pot on Med. high, add ingredients as follows:
Stir, cover pot and cook for 5 min. stirring occasionally
After 5 min. ADD Zucchini and Garlic & Herb Seasoning.
Stir, and Cover again for 1 to 2 minutes.
Add Green Beans.
Stir and cover again for 1 min.
Next, Cabbage, Wine. Stir cover for 2 minutes.
Add Tomatoes and their juices,
Add Chicken Broth.
Reduce heat to Simmer, Cover and set timer for 40 to 50 min. Just until your Vegis tender up.
Add Chicken, Stir, and Cover for about 5 min. on Simmer.
Quick taste, Add Salt and Pepper if needed to your taste .
Walla!! Finally all done, that’s wasn’t so bad was it. You just made Soup! Its Good For You Too, Bonus!
You can garnish with some cheese, I do!
Warm Hugs Enjoy Guys!