Monday, March 24, 2008

Minestrone Soup

1 onion (chopped)
1 clove garlic (minced)
2 stocks celery
3 carrots
2-3 quarts water
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon basil
1 tablespoon parsley
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can kidney beans
⅓ head cabbage (small) chopped
1 zucchini
2 cans vegetable broth
½ cup small pasta (i.e. shells)

Brown onion and garlic in a large pot and then add celery, carrots and water. Cook this at a simmer for about an hour and then add spices, tomatoes, beans, cabbage, zucchini, and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and then add pasta. Cook 10 more minutes - or until pasta is done. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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