Entrées: Hearty Minestrone with Kasha

Serves: 4


1 package (1.4 ounces) dried vegetable soup mix

1/2 cup whole kasha

2 cups sliced zucchini (about 8 ounces)

1 can (19 ounces) white beans, rinsed and drained

1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with onion and garlic


In a large saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring 5 cups water and soup mix to a boil, stirring occasionally. Stir in kasha and zucchini; partially cover and simmer until kasha is tender, about 10 minutes.

Stir in beans and tomatoes with the liquid; simmer until hot, about 5 minutes. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.