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hearty vegetable soup

hearty vegetable soup

ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup diced, peeled carrot
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) The Gracious Gourmet Roasted Vegetable Tapenade)
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in 4-quart saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add carrot, onion, celery and garlic; cook until onion is tender.
  3. Add chicken broth, tomatoes and Roasted Vegetable Tapenade.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  5. Stir in spinach and garbanzo beans.
  6. Cover and simmer 15 – 20 minutes.
  7. Stir in 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese.
  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Serve hearty vegetable soup immediately, passing extra Parmesan cheese at the table.


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