This hearty, fresh version of the popular Italian soup is packed with vegetables, beans, and flavor -- and takes a mere 10 minutes in the microwave.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a 3-quart microwave-safe dish, place oil, carrots, bell pepper, green beans, and garlic; stir to coat. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes.

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  • Add couscous, broth, tomato paste, navy beans, 1 cup water, and 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt. Cover; microwave on high until vegetables and couscous are tender, 5 minutes. If desired, stir in parsley, and garnish with cheese.

Reviews (4)

28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
12/27/2014
This is a great recipe for the day after Christmas when you've been eating too much rich food. The couscous is a nice touch. I used vegetable broth and tomato puree left over from another recipe. The flavors are nice and fresh. I wish there were a way to save Martha Stewart recipes like on the New York Times cooking site.
Rating: Unrated
03/01/2009
definitely need to cook on the stove and add spice. siracha works well.
Rating: Unrated
01/11/2009
I thought this was flavorless and blah. Won't make again.
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Rating: Unrated
11/20/2008
Quick and tastes much better than canned, that is, vegetables aren't mushy and flavorless. Took a little longer in my wimpy microwave. Easy to make and seemingly impossible to mess up. Good recipe to use remaining canned or boxed chicken broth. I used frozen green beans b/c fresh are out of season here. Highly recommend using the parsley and good Parmesan cheese. I am never going back to canned minestrone.