Kale & Quinoa Minestrone

65 12 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each
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12 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each

This Kale & Quinoa Minestrone recipe is a trendy take on a classic. Quinoa adds extra protein and Kale contains vitamins A, C and K.

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  • Heat dressing in Dutch oven or stockpot on medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in garlic; cook 1 min. Add next 6 ingredients; stir. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 15 min.
  • Stir in quinoa; cook, covered, 15 to 20 min. or until tender.
  • Add beans and kale; stir. Cook, uncovered, 5 min. or just until kale is wilted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in half the cheese. Serve topped with remaining cheese.

Special Extra

Stir in 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil just before serving.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with crusty whole grain bread.


Substitute 1-1/2 tsp. each dried basil and oregano leaves for the Italian seasoning.


  • 12 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each
Calories 150
% Daily Value
Total fat 3.5g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 600mg
Carbohydrate 21g
Dietary fibre 5g
Sugars 5g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 80 %DV
Vitamin C 100 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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