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Green Vegetable Soup

Adapated from cooking light, I loved how fast this flavorful vegetarian soup came together and how healthy it is. I feel that soups are one of the best ways to gets lots of vitamins in my diet as well as my kids. This one might be a little too green for most kids, but the refreshing combo of flavors from the soup mixed with the lemony pesto worked brilliantly.


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 20 min
  • Ready Time : 30 min




  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced leeks (about 2)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups water or vegetable stock
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 1 cup green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1/4 pound)
  • 1 cup sno peas, cut into thirds
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves, divided
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 1 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Natural & Kosher Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil; swirl to coat. Add leeks, celery, 2 teaspoons garlic, and salt; sauté 5 minutes. Add stock or water and thyme. Cover; bring to a boil. Add sno peas, green beans and cannellini beans, and simmer, uncovered, 4 minutes. Discard thyme. Stir in 1 cup spinach.

Place 1 cup spinach, basil, cheese, zest, juice, 1 teaspoon garlic, and 2 teaspoons oil in a food processor; process until smooth. Divide soup among 4 bowls; top with pesto.

Nutrition information based on using water (not stock). 


Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 466
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Sodium: 270mg
  • Total Carbs: 76g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 30g
  • Protein: 29g


About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




2 Responses to Green Vegetable Soup

  1. avatar says: shannon k

    Looks easy & delicious! Can’t wait to try it myself!

  2. Love this magazine and website

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