Hearty Vegetable Soup
4 c. water 1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. minced garlic 2 celery stalks, chopped 2 carrots, peeled & chopped ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper 1 medium onions, diced
4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
1 - 15 oz. can sweet peas (unsalted)
1 - 15 oz. can diced tomatoes (in juice) 2 - 15 oz. cans
Optional: 12 oz. bag shell noodles or macaroni noodles
In a 6-quart pan, bring water to a boil. Add all ingredients, except canned ingredients. Cook at a low boil until carrots and celery are tender (about 20 minutes). Add canned peas, tomatoes, and beans. Turn temperature down and simmer about 20 minutes until flavors have mixed well. Serve and enjoy!
Optional: For a Minestrone soup, in a separate pan, cook conchiglie shell noodles or macaroni noodles according to package directions. Set aside. When adding canned vegetables, add 2-3 cups of cooked and drained noodles.
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dd 1 4/2/09 8:44:48 AM Serves: 4-6 vegetarian chili beans