Gluten Free Vegetarian Minestrone

The other day I saw a soup recipe on Whole Foods’ website that peeked my interest. It was a kale and white bean soup which looks delicious and the ingredients list was rather small and simple, plus I recently cooked some cannellini beans from the bulk section and they have been sitting in my freezer for over a week, begging to be put into a soup. Despite not having one of the main ingredients, kale, I decided to try the recipe with what I had on hand. It turned out quite nice and can easily outshine any ‘regular’ minestrone I’ve ever eaten in my formerly gluten filled life. As I said, I started out with the basics of the WF’s kale and white bean soup recipe, but instead of 4 cups of kale I used 2 cups of chopped broccoli + 1/2 cup chopped celery + 3/4 cup chopped leek. I also used extra onions, about 1/4 more, and since the white beans I had seemed less than 14.5 oz. I added about 1/4 cup french green lentils I had also stored in the freezer. Once I had all of that in the soup according to WF’s directions, I added about a teaspoon of thyme and at least a tablespoon each of oregano and basil (all dried) + a lot of freshly ground black pepper and some Mediterranean sea salt. While that was all coming together I cooked up half a box of Quinoa noodles (the multi-colored veggie spiral kind) and added them in the soup. After scooping into bowls I added shredded Parmesan on top. I think this will become a regular in my soup rotations.


About kristenannmoore

Gluten free, mainly vegetarian herbalist living in beautiful Western Washington, but love to travel. My two boys have various other food intolerances including gluten, so I think and write about food quite a bit. Author of the children's book, The Knight Owl, which has it's own blog:
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