Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups celery diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 28 oz. can tomatoes crushed
  • 1/2 cup parsley minced
  • 8 cups instant vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup cooked beans such as canned garbanzo and kidney or frozen limas
  • 1/2 cup raw noodles such as whole wheat spinach, or artichoke - not too large
  • 1/2 cup cooked barley
  • 2 cups total combined sliced/diced fresh vegetables such as cabbage carrots, green pepper, mushrooms, potatoes, and zucchini, or frozen peas, corn, and green beans

Instructions
 

  • Spread oil over bottom of large saucepan and saut√© onion and celery until onion is translucent.
  • Add tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, parsley, stock, and seasonings. Heat to just below boiling.
  • Add cooked beans, raw noodles, and cooked barley. Simmer 20 minutes.
  • In a separate pan, steam vegetables until tender using very little water and add all to soup.
  • Stir to mix and simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through.


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