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Vegetable Soup with Pesto

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Vegetable Soup with Pesto
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Health Score:
9,2 / 10
45 min.
ready in 13 h. 57 min.
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Nutritional values

Basil contains an enzyme which, similar to ibuprofen, has an anti-inflammatory and painkilling effect. 

This vegetable soup with pesto makes for a delicious light lunch paired with some salad.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie434 kcal(21 %)
Protein17.94 g(18 %)
Fat24.29 g(21 %)
Carbohydrates46.93 g(31 %)
Sugar added1.05 g(4 %)
Roughage19.15 g(64 %)
Vitamin A199.11 mg(24,889 %)
Vitamin D0.05 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.23 mg(2 %)
Vitamin B₁0.81 mg(81 %)
Vitamin B₂0.38 mg(35 %)
Niacin7.51 mg(63 %)
Vitamin B₆0.56 mg(40 %)
Folate531.91 μg(177 %)
Pantothenic acid0.99 mg(17 %)
Biotin1.56 μg(3 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.12 μg(4 %)
Vitamin C34.52 mg(36 %)
Potassium1,150.28 mg(29 %)
Calcium217.3 mg(22 %)
Magnesium123.29 mg(41 %)
Iron5.62 mg(37 %)
Iodine2 μg(1 %)
Zinc3.91 mg(49 %)
Saturated fatty acids4.64 g
Cholesterol4.8 mg


For the pesto
1 handful parsley
1 handful Basil
1 garlic
7 tablespoons olive oil
1 ½ ounces freshly grated Parmesan
freshly ground peppers
lemon juice
For the soup
10 ounces dried Borlotti bean (or cranberry, pinto beans)
16 ounces zucchini
1 onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 ounces Peas (fresh or frozen)
26 ounces Vegetable broth
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
1 pinch sugar
freshly ground peppers
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps


For the soup, soak beans overnight with water.


For the pesto, rinse herbs, shake dry and pluck off leaves. Peel garlic and chop coarsely. In a blender, coarsely puree garlic, herb leaves and oil to make a creamy pesto. Stir in Parmesan and season with salt, pepper and a dash of lemon.


For the soup, add beans to a large pot with water, cook covered and simmer for about 1 hour. Drain when cooked. Rinse zucchini, trim, cut in half or into quarters and slice into 2 cm (approximately 1 inch) wide pieces. Peel onion and finely chop. Saute in a large pan with hot oil until translucent. Add zucchini and peas. Add broth and simmer for 8-10 minutes. Add 1-2 tablespoons pesto, add drained beans and season everything with vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. To serve, pour the soup into soup bowls. If desired, serve remaining pesto in a small bowl with a fresh multigrain baguette.