Vegan Chickpea Minestrone Recipe

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Fred Published: March 22, 2021 Modified: June 4, 2021
Vegan Chickpea Minestrone Recipe

How To Make Vegan Chickpea Minestrone

Made flavorful with vegetable stock and almond creamer, this vegan chickpea minestrone packed with tender veggies for a delicious comforting dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1largeyellow onion,minced
  • ½cupcelery,(2 stalks), minced
  • ½cupcarrot,(1 large), diced
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • 3tbsptomato paste
  • lbsYukon gold potatoes,(about 1½ cup), diced
  • 1cupfresh or frozen green beans
  • 3cupsvegetable broth
  • 2cupswater
  • 4ozsmall pasta,such as orzo, cavatelli, small macaroni, or pearl couscous
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • 2tspdried thyme
  • 1bay leaf
  • 2tspdried basil
  • 15ozcrushed tomatoes,(1 can)
  • 15ozchickpeas,(1 can), drained and rinsed
  • tspsalt
  • ¾tspblack pepper
  • 2cupsbaby spinach
  • ¼cupunsweetened almond creamer

Instructions

  1. Heat a large stockpot over medium-low heat. Add the olive oil followed by the minced onion, celery, and carrot.

  2. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes until everything starts to soften and the onions are fragrant.

  3. Stir in the garlic and tomato paste and cook for another minute. Add the diced potatoes and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.

  4. Add the green beans, broth, water, pasta, and herbs. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes until the potatoes are just about tender and the pasta is al dente.

  5. Add the crushed tomatoes and their juices, along with the chickpeas, salt, and pepper, and cook for another few minutes to warm everything through.

  6. Finally, stir in the spinach and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes until the spinach is wilted.

  7. Turn off the heat. Remove the bay leaf and stir in the almond creamer just before serving.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 558.71kcal
  • Fat: 12.61g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.45g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.26g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.46g
  • Carbohydrates: 92.95g
  • Fiber: 16.08g
  • Sugar: 15.53g
  • Protein: 23.16g
  • Sodium: 841.28mg
  • Calcium: 150.85mg
  • Potassium: 1533.95mg
  • Iron: 6.76mg
  • Vitamin A: 129.03µg
  • Vitamin C: 40.54mg
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