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Cannellini bean soup

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon margarine
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 six-inch zucchini
1 ounce lean ham, finely chopped
1/2 cup diced tomato
1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

In a medium saucepan, combine olive oil and margarine over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until slightly softened. Cut ends off zucchini and cut into slices, about 1/4 inch thick, then cut each slice into quarters and add to onions in pan, stirring frequently. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Bring to a low boil, and then simmer 15 minutes over low heat.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:
  Calories: 147
  Carbohydrate: 21 g
  Protein: 9 g
  Fat: 3 g
  Saturated fat: 0 g
  Cholesterol: 3 mg
  Sodium: 437 mg
  Fiber: 4 g
 
Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2; fat
Carbohydrate choices: 1 1/2

 

  

2009-09-29

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