Uncle Bill's Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

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A hearty and healthy soup. Excellent on chilly days. Very easy to prepare.

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  • add   1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • add   1 cup diced carrots
  • add   1 teaspoon dried basil or 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • add   15 fluid ounces canned plum tomatoes
  • add   1/4 cup uncooked ditalini or elbow macaroni
  • add   1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • add   2 cups diced zucchini
  • add   3/4 cup chopped onions
  • add   2 cloves garlic
  • add   1/4 teaspoon salt
  • add   1/8 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
  • add   3 cups water
  • add   3/4 cup diced celery
  • add   1 cup canned cannellini beans or you may use other white beans

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chopped onion and saute' for 4 minutes or until just lightly browned.
  3. Add water, zucchini, carrots, canellini beans, celery, basil, oregano salt, pepper and garlic.
  4. Bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer on medium-low heat for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add macaroni; cover and cook an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Serve hot.