Summer Vegetable Soup
 
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A healthy vegetarian summer soup of many vegetables. 5-a-day is easy with this soup.
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Recipe type: Soups
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • ½ cup carrots, sliced
  • ½ cup carrots, sliced
  • ½ cup green and/or red bell peppers, diced
  • ½ cup green and/or red bell peppers, diced
  • 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into ½ inch slices
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into ½ inch slices
  • 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes with juice or 3 fresh tomatoes
  • 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes with juice or 3 fresh tomatoes
  • 32 ounces low-fat chicken broth
  • 32 ounces low-fat chicken broth
  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • ¼ cup ozro pasta
  • ¼ cup ozro pasta
  • 1 teaspoon Netta Belle's Choice Flavour-Enhancer Spice Blend
  • 1 teaspoon Netta Belle's Choice Flavour-Enhancer Spice Blend
  • 1 tablespoon each fresh basil, parsley and cilantro, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried herbs.
Instructions
  1. Prepare all vegetables before starting to cook.
  2. Heat olive oil in 6-quart Dutch oven.
  3. Add onion, garlic, carrots and celery, cook until soft and onion translucent.
  4. Add the remaining vegetables, broth, tomato paste, ozro pasta, Flavour-Enhancer Spice Blend and herbs.
  5. Stir to blend, cover and bring to boil.
  6. Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes.
Notes
This can be made a day ahead, refrigerated overnight and reheated in a crock pot. It also freezes well. It does make a large amount of soup, it can be put into pint jars and stored in the refrigerator for use for lunches.
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