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Vegetarian Tuscan Vegetable Soup

Tomatoes, carrots, and kale make this a colorful soup with rich vegetable flavors

Tomatoes, carrots, and kale add flavor to this easy soup.

This easy vegetarian soup gains color from tomatoes, carrots, and kale. Cannellini beans and vegetarian sausage links add protein, while fennel seeds provide an unusual flavor addition that helps this recipe stand out.

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 15 Ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 Ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 Teaspoon thyme
  • 3-4 Cups vegetable broth or stock
  • 2 Cups kale, chopped
  • 5 vegetarian sausage links, chopped, preferably Morningstar Farms brand
  • Salt and pepper
  • Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (optional)

Directions

Ingredients

In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, sauté onion and carrot until onion is softened and carrot is just crisp-tender.

Add broth, tomatoes and juice, cannellini beans, garlic, fennel, and thyme. Boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add kale, vegetarian sausage, and salt and pepper. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, or until sausage is heated through.

Serve topped with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, if you'd like.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving323
Total Fat14g21%
Sugar6gN/A
Saturated2g10%
Protein17g33%
Carbs39g13%
Vitamin A326µg36%
Vitamin B60.6mg31.8%
Vitamin C58mg97%
Vitamin E4mg19%
Vitamin K254µg100%
Calcium219mg22%
Fiber11g44%
Folate (food)143µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)143µg36%
Iron6mg33%
Magnesium105mg26%
Monounsaturated7gN/A
Niacin (B3)5mg25%
Phosphorus239mg34%
Polyunsaturated4gN/A
Potassium1063mg30%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg17.3%
Sodium1239mg52%
Thiamin (B1)2mg100%
Zinc2mg14%