tuscan veggie soup
In attempts to clean out my pantry of pasta(insert sad face here) and canned beans, I threw together a most delicious soup for dinner tonight. I always have atleast a couple boxes of pasta laying around in the pantry…because let’s face it, pasta is so versatile and easy and comforting!…seriously, what’s more comforting than a bowl of hot, garlic-y, carby noodles? nothing. the answer is nothing. So anyway, yes, pasta, i’m sloooowly trying to eliminate it and all grains(which will be a much slower and harder process) from my diet. And beans, well, I still eat those, I just prefer to buy dry beans and prepare them myself.
1 carrot diced
1/2 onion diced
1-2 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp oregano
S&P to taste
2-3 cups vegetable(or chicken) broth
1 can cannellini beans-drained
1 can diced tomatoes
couple handfuls of baby spinach leaves
ditalini pasta(i had half of a box left, so that’s all i used).
cook and drain pasta, set aside.
in saute pan- add a drizzle of evoo, minced garlic, onion and carrot -cook until soft. add crushed red pepper, S&P, oregano.
in large pot- add vegetable broth, veggies, drained pasta, drained beans, tomatoes with most of juice. bring to boil, reduce heat, add spinach and simmer for a few minutes.
goes great with some rosemary ciabbata (hey, i’m not grain free YET!)