Vegetable SoupGet out your favorite soup pot and put in 2-3 tbsp olive oil
Add and cook until tender
1 medium chopped onion
1 C carrots, cut up
1 C celery, cut up
2 C frozen tomatoes or a 28 oz can
1 C peeled and chopped potatoes
4 cans low sodium chicken and beef broth
Add seasonings to taste – some choices:
Salt & pepper
Oregano, Basil , Parsley, bay leaves
Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat, simmer until potatoes are tender (30 min.).
Extras to add – your choice(s):Zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced
1 C green beans cut into pieces or canned beans
Handful of spaghetti, broken up - any other short pasta
Simmer until pasta is cooked. Remove soup from heat. Stir in coarsely grated Parmesan cheese or grated Mozzarella - your choice.