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hearty vegetable soup
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  2. 1 cup diced, peeled carrot
  3. 1 cup diced onion
  4. 1/2 cup diced celery
  5. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  7. 1 can (14.5 ounces) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  8. 1 jar (7 ounces) The Gracious Gourmet Chile Red
  9. Pepper Tapenade
  10. 4 cups baby spinach leaves, chopped
  11. 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained
  12. Grated Parmesan cheese
  13. Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add carrot, onion, celery and garlic; cook until onion is tender. Add chicken broth, tomatoes and Chile Red Pepper Tapenade. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in spinach and garbanzo beans. Cover and simmer 15 – 20 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately, passing extra Parmesan cheese at the table.
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