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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Vegetable Soup

A recipe for 8-10

2 tablespoons olive oil
11/2 cup onion chopped
¾ cup celery chopped
¾ cup carrot chopped
½ cup bell pepper
4 cloves garlic minced
2 shallots minced
½ cup yellow squash diced
½ cup zucchini diced
1 quart chicken stock
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups chopped tomatoes
1 can red beans rinsed and drained
2 cups dry ziti pasta
Salt and pepper as needed for taste
1 stalks of fresh thyme

In a large heavy pot heat the olive oil and add the onion, celery, carrot and bell pepper cooking for several minutes until tender. Next add in the garlic and shallot and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Add in the squash and zucchini and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Next add in the chicken stock, tomato paste, chopped tomatoes, red beans and pasta. Finally adjust the seasonings to taste and add in the fresh thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and continue cooking for 20-30 minutes or until the pasta is tender.

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