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Mediterranean Pasta Soup

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD

Prep and cook time: 25 minutes

What you need:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 16 ounces chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup uncooked ditalini pasta (short tube-shaped macaroni)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley

What to do:

  1. Heat olive oil in large stockpot over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until lightly browned.
  2. Add water and next 6 ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add pasta and cook additional 10 minutes, or until pasta is tender but not overcooked.
  5. Stir in parsley. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

  • 230 calories
  • 13g protein
  • 3.5g fat
  • 0g sat. fat
  • 39g carbohydrate
  • 8g fiber
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 290mg sodium
  • 8g sugars

Serves: 8

Serving size: 1 cup

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD