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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
easy veggie soup
this soup was so good, that i am making another pot today! that is a pic of my reheated bowl i had for lunch. it is my take on the ol'weight watchers zero points cabbage soup. it is delicious, flavorful, filling and so dang simple to make. plus, you can change it up any way you like. i topped mine off with some reduced fat feta. enjoy!
in a dutch oven over medium heat, heat a tbsp of olive oil. through in two carrots diced, a small onion diced and one clove of garlic, chopped. saute about 5-10 minutes, till veggies are soft. now add a 32oz box of fat free chicken broth, one heaping tbsp of tomato paste, two cups chopped green cabbage, 1/2 tsp dried basil, 1/2 dried oregano, 1/2 kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste. on low, let simmer for about 15 minutes. now add one zucchini chopped and a can of rinsed, drained cannellini beans. still on low, simmer till squash it tender, another 10-15 minutes. taste to see if you need to adjust your seasonings. i like to let mine sit for awhile on the stove, off, to let the flavors bloom. i tell ya folks, it's gooooood stuff.