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Mediterranean Soup With Sausage and Pistou {Whole30 Compliant}
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5 from 4 votes

Whole30 Mediterranean Soup With Sausage

A flavorful and hearty Mediterranean style soup with sausage and vegetables. Use this as a template, and customize it to suit your preferences. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 456kcal
Author: Cynthia

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced or diced
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 28 ounce can Italian style tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 3 ounces baby spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more or less)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 3 Tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • In a large pan, heat oil over a medium high heat. Add onions, carrots and celery, garlic and mushrooms, and saute 2-3 minutes until onions are translucent. 
  • Add pork, oregano, fennel, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, and continue stirring until meat begins to brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and broth and continue stirring until soup comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until carrots are nearly tender, about 15 minutes. Add sliced zucchini and cook another 5 minutes or until zucchini is tender. (Add more broth if desired)
  • Turn off heat and adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and more red pepper flakes if desired. Stir in baby spinach to wilt. 
  • Serve in bowls with pistou. Stir 1-2 Tablespoons pistou into each bowl just before serving. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1person | Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1134mg | Potassium: 1034mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 7306IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg