Vegetarian Chickpea Lentil Minestrone Soup Jars

These Vegetarian Chickpea Lentil Minestrone Soup Jars are a high-protein recipe idea for the busy work week – 30 minutes of meal prep on a Sunday will leave you with delicious lunches all week!

Vegetarian Chickpea Lentil Minestrone Soup Jars | Chickapea Pasta

Taylor from The Girl on Bloor has created a genius jar idea for a freshly made soup that’s a fabulous, quick and easy recipe all busy people need in their lives.

Oh hey there – I’m back at you again and this time with some delicious lunch jar ideas! I swear they serve a better function than you may be thinking; mason jars aren’t just for pretty pictures on Pinterest!

Pretty much every single thing I eat these days really needs to serve a purpose in my busy life. I want to make sure I’m eating super healthy food that’s jam-packed with veggies and lots of protein to keep me full throughout the day. I don’t know about you but lunch is such a crucial meal of the day for me. It sustains my energy and keeps me feeling satiated while I get everything on my to-do list done.

That said, having lunch prepared ahead of my work day is key, even though I work from home and could technically just make this midday meal as the time comes to eat. At the same time I don’t want to eat another soggy sandwich or salad that doesn’t keep fresh when prepped ahead of time. I want something that still tastes fresh, and ideally as we head into the colder months, a delicious hot meal!

What’s a busy girl to do? Make mason jar soup! It’s certainly not the first time I’ve done it, and it won’t be the last. But minestrone soup jars? These things are off the chain with flavor! And trust me, I’ve tested these out on a few people who all give the thumbs up and already can’t wait for me to post this recipe.

Yes, I’m bragging, I know. But I honestly didn’t expect such flavour from what is otherwise an “Instant” soup mix.

Vegetarian Chickpea Lentil Minestrone Soup Jars | Chickapea Pasta

Well, you should probably be aware that I’ve cheated on the “instant” thing, but only with fresh veggies that’ll last in the fridge all week long. First off, I should say I’m partnering with my fave gluten free pasta, Chickapea Pasta, for this delicious recipe and we’ve got a GREAT giveaway that’ll help you prep these Minestrone Soup Jars even faster on the weekend, and that’s where my favorite blender Vitamix comes in.

Ingredients for Vegetarian Soup Jar with Chickapea Pasta

Throw a bunch of mixed veggies in your Vitamix (I used celery, carrots and onions), then sauté the veggies with a bit of tomato paste, garlic and salt. Add some Italian seasoning and you’ve got the base of your Minestrone Soup Jars. Top with kidney beans, gluten-free Chickapea Pasta shells (made with JUST chickpeas and lentils) so the shells are super high in protein!), add a half bouillon cube + spinach and boom, you’ve got lunch for the week.

When you’re ready to serve, fill ’em up with water, microwave on high for 6 minutes, and that’s all there is to it!

Quick and Easy Soup using Chickapea Pasta

Will you be making these Grab & Go Vegetarian Minestrone Soup Jars?

When meal prep is this easy and delicious, it’s hard to see how you couldn’t just set aside a half hour each weekend to dedicate to these! The fact that they are vegetarian and gluten free, and JAM PACKED with protein is just the bonus!

If you try any of my recipes be sure to let me know on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or in the comments – I’d love to see what you come up with!

Healthy meal prep using Vitamix | Chickapea Pasta

Now, for the SUPER exciting part. To help make your meal prep for the work week THAT MUCH EASIER, Chickapea, Vitamix and I are all teaming up to give you the chance to win a fabulous prize pack made up of Chickapea Pasta and your very own Vitamix blender!!! How amazing is that?! All you need to do to enter is the following:

  • Login to the Rafflecopter widget below using either your email or Facebook. Once you login, you’ll be given several options to enter the contest by liking or following different Facebook and Instagram accounts
  • To get your Facebook entry, click the button for the Facebook page you want to like, like the Facebook page, then click “I visited”
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Vegetarian Chickpea Lentil Minestrone Soup Jars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

These soup jars are a high-protein recipe idea for the busy work week – 30 minutes of meal prep on a Sunday will leave you with delicious lunches all week!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Canadian
Servings: 4
Calories: 191 kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson | The Girl on Bloor
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 yellow onion, small
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 12 ounces kidney beans, drained
  • 8 ounces Chickapea Pasta, shells
  • 2 cubes vegetable bouillon, cut in half
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
Instructions
  1. Roughly chop up carrots, celery and onions. Place in Vitamix and pulse on level 2 for 5-10 seconds until veggies are finely chopped. Alternatively, chop vegetables into a small dice.
  2. Heat olive oil in large skillet over med-high heat. Add veggies and sauté for 5-6 minutes until softened. Add tomato paste, garlic, Italian seasoning and salt, cooking another 5-6 minutes until fragrant. Remove from heat.
  3. Divide veggies evenly among 4 large Mason jars. Top each with kidney beans, Chickapea pasta shells, half bouillon cube and spinach. 
  4. Keep jars in fridge up to 5 days; when looking to serve, fill just to top of spinach and microwave for 5-6 minutes. Let sit for 2 minutes before pouring into a large bowl. Pasta will continue to cook as you serve - enjoy! 
Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Chickpea Lentil Minestrone Soup Jars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 607mg 25%
Potassium 804mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 5g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 88%
Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 16.4%
Iron 24.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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15 Comments
  • Nicole
    Posted at 11:38h, 12 October Reply

    I’m confused because the post post says you have to like the Facebook pages and the form says you just have to visit – I don’t have a Facebook account and am not sure if I can enter or not.

  • Karen spector
    Posted at 19:44h, 11 October Reply

    Love to win the vitamix. Chickpea pasta.

  • Carl
    Posted at 12:30h, 11 October Reply

    wow

  • Jessica @ Jessica in the Kitchen
    Posted at 00:58h, 30 September Reply

    You win with this recipe!! LOVE the colours, flavours and how filling it looks!!

  • Kelly Metheral
    Posted at 15:26h, 29 September Reply

    Going to make it this weekend!! Can’t wait.

  • nocrumbsleft
    Posted at 21:05h, 28 September Reply

    What a delicious and easy way to make soup! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 14:44h, 29 September Reply

      It’s the perfect lunch solution!

  • Michelle Miller
    Posted at 20:42h, 28 September Reply

    I love Taylor’s brilliant lunch ideas — no excuses not to give yourself nourishing food during the day when she makes it so easy!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 14:45h, 29 September Reply

      So right! It keeps your mind and body going!

  • marcie
    Posted at 17:36h, 28 September Reply

    This is just the most amazing way to get soup quick! Love how healthy and easy it is!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 14:46h, 29 September Reply

      The perfect easy solution, especially for those colder days!

  • eat good 4 life
    Posted at 14:08h, 28 September Reply

    This would be a great option for lunch any day of the week. Such a great idea!

  • Jenn Laughlin
    Posted at 12:57h, 28 September Reply

    swooooooooon!!!!! Look at those colors! I am all about this savory soup in a jar! Such a scrumptious idea! Great giveaway too!!!!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 14:48h, 29 September Reply

      That giveaway!!! A brand new Vitamix blender, Chickapea pasta, Uncle Steve’s Sauces, Dotti Pots AND Capizzano Oils!!!! Lucky winner!

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