Monday, November 12, 2012

Super Simple Minestrone Soup


 Ah, fall. The leaves have changed color. The weather is getting cooler. Fall is awesome and nothing says fall like a delicious vegetable soup. Some of the ingredients might not be "traditional" but my 2 favorite kids had some special requests in the vegetable department.

Super Simple Minestrone Soup
2 T Olive oil
1 red onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 small zucchini, diced
1 can carrots
1 can peas
1 can french green beans
1 can corn
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can great northern beans
6C Water
2 vegetable bouillon cubes
1/2 t bay leaves
1/2 t red pepper flakes
1 C Shell noodles
1t basil
1t oregano
1t parsley
salt to taste

In a large stock pot, add oil onion and garlic. Saute on med-high heat until brown around the edges. Add zucchini and saute until soft.

Add carrots, peas, green beans, corn, diced tomatoes, great northern beans, water, red pepper flakes, bay leaves, and bouilloncubes. Simmer on low for 30 minutes.

Add noodles, basil, oregano, parsley and simmer for 14 minutes until noodles are soft. Add salt to taste.

Serve with garlic bread.

This is the bouillon I used. I found it at my local grocery store in the natural foods section.

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