Minestrone Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 c onion, chopped
  • ½ c celery, sliced
  • 2 med garlic cloves minced or 2 ½ tsp pre-minced in jar
  • 6 c water
  • 1 T chicken-style seasoning
  • 2 tsp basil, (or) 2 T fresh basil
  • 1 ½ tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 ½ tsp Sucanat
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • 1/16 tsp oregano
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1 –2 c kidney or red beans, canned
  • 2 c diced tomatoes, canned
  • ½ – 1 c whole wheat macaroni, elbow or shell
  • 2 c zucchini, sliced or quartered
  • 1 c carrots, sliced

Preparation

  1. In a large saucepan, sauté onion, celery and garlic in small amount of water until
  2. tender.
  3. Add 6 cups of water, seasonings and beans.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Lower heat, cover and simmer about 20 minutes.
  6. Add tomatoes and macaroni, cover and simmer about 10 minutes.
  7. Add zucchini and carrots and simmer 5 to 10 minutes more or until pasta and
  8. vegetables are tender.
  9. Remove bay leaf before serving.

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