What's been surprising about this minestrone binge is the depth of flavor that can actually be achieved with just stock and lots of vegetables. Very different from the horrid, flavorless restaurant minestrone of my youth. And because it's just vegetables and stock (ok, so not my 2 lbs of meat ragu), it's super healthful!
The spring varietal starts out with miniature ground chicken, parmesan, garlic, and chive meatballs:
The meatballs have astonishing flavor. Top this off with basil and some more parmigiano, and woah! Look out tastebuds! For only 537 calories per bowl.