Chunky Vegetable Soup with Toasted Cheese Croutons

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Nutritional Information

Calories 382
Caloriesfromfat 20 %
Fat 8.3 g
Satfat 2.2 g
Monofat 3.1 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 16.8 g
Carbohydrate 64.1 g
Fiber 11.1 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Iron 3.8 mg
Sodium 957 mg
Calcium 217 mg

Ingredients

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup bagged chopped onion
1 cup presliced mushrooms
1 cup bagged chopped carrot
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 teaspoon dried herbes de Provence
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (14-ounce) can vegetable broth
1 (14.5-ounce) can no salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (15-ounce) can navy beans, rinsed and drained
8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices French bread baguette, toasted
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Asiago cheese

Preparation

Preheat broiler.

Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, mushrooms, carrot, and bell pepper; cover and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in herbes de Provence, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, broth, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in navy beans; cover and simmer 5 minutes.

While soup cooks, arrange the bread slices on a baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Broil 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Spoon 1 3/4 cups soup into each of 4 bowls, and top each serving with 2 bread slices.

Note:

Karen Levin,

June 2004
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