Vegetable Soup with Pasta


Arita Droog

Vegetable Soup with Pasta

Serve this hearty soup as a warming appetizer on a chilly night, or with fresh baked bread as a
main course.

1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp hot red chili flakes 2 ribs celery, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 1 zucchini, chopped 19 oz./
540 ml. can white kidney beans (drained and rinsed) 28 oz. can plum tomatoes, pureed 4 cups
chicken or vegetable stock or water
2/4 cup pasta of your choice (broken spaghetti, egg noodle, alphabets, shells etc...) 10 oz. (280g)
fresh or frozen spinach, chopped salt and pepper to taste
3/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oil in Dutch oven or stock pot. Add onion, garlic and chili flakes. Cook until fragrant; do not
brown. Add celery, carrots and zucchini; cook a few minutes longer. Add beans, tomatoes and stock.
Bring to a boil; simmer, covered, 20 to 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Puree
4/2 the soup in food processor or blender. Return to remaining soup in pot. Add pasta; cook 8 to 10
minutes or until tender. Add spinach, salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan
cheese. Makes 6 - 8 servings.

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