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Vegetarian pantry soup

Updated on September 14, 2014

Vegetarian pantry soup

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Vegetarian pantry soup

This soup is so easy and you probably already have all the ingredients!
This soup is so easy and you probably already have all the ingredients! | Source
Gathering the ingredients
Gathering the ingredients | Source
You can never have too much garlic!
You can never have too much garlic! | Source
A quick chop to the garlic. The smaller you cut it, the more intense the flavor.
A quick chop to the garlic. The smaller you cut it, the more intense the flavor. | Source
I always have a few onions on hand.
I always have a few onions on hand. | Source
Just sauteing the aromatics. In my house we call it aromatherapy!
Just sauteing the aromatics. In my house we call it aromatherapy! | Source
I like to saute the onions for a few minutes before adding the garlic. I don't want to overcook the garlic.
I like to saute the onions for a few minutes before adding the garlic. I don't want to overcook the garlic. | Source
I did prepare these beans in a crockpot but you can always use canned beans.
I did prepare these beans in a crockpot but you can always use canned beans. | Source
You can use fresh herbs if you have them but for this recipe I like the intensity of flavor the dried herbs have.
You can use fresh herbs if you have them but for this recipe I like the intensity of flavor the dried herbs have. | Source
I just added my sun-dried tomato paste and dried herbs.
I just added my sun-dried tomato paste and dried herbs. | Source
Saute the herbs and tomato paste for about a minute.
Saute the herbs and tomato paste for about a minute. | Source
You now have the flavor base.
You now have the flavor base. | Source
Add your vegetable broth or stock.
Add your vegetable broth or stock. | Source
Now it's looking like soup!
Now it's looking like soup! | Source
Add your beans and cooked noodles. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
Add your beans and cooked noodles. Simmer for about 10 minutes. | Source
I love beans and pasta in the same bowl!
I love beans and pasta in the same bowl! | Source
I added some Pecorino Romano cheese but if you need it to be vegan, the soup is fantastic without it.
I added some Pecorino Romano cheese but if you need it to be vegan, the soup is fantastic without it. | Source

Vegetarian pantry soup

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 4-6

Vegetarian pantry soup

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, organic virgin
  • 6 or 7 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley, or fresh
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano, or fresh
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil, or fresh
  • 5 tablespoons sun-dried tomato paste, or regular tomato paste
  • 1 fifteen ounce can of beans, I used 2 cups of borlotti beans (they are nearly impossible to find in the can)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth, low-sodium,
  • 2 cups cooking water, from the beans, you can use the water your beans come in. Just have 6 cups liquid total.
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • salt to taste, remember your bean water, vegetable broth and cheese, all have salt
  • 2 cups cooked pasta(whole grain), any fun shape will work.

Vegetarian pantry soup

  1. Heat the olive oil and add the onions. Saute until for 3 or 4 minutes then add the garlic and saute another minute or two.
  2. Add your dried herbs, ground pepper, and sun dried tomato paste. Saute for about a minute and add your bean water and vegetable broth.
  3. Add the beans and cooked pasta and simmer for about 10 minutes. Serve with a nice Pecorino Romano cheeese.

Vegetarian pantry soup

This recipe is in response to all the requests I get for a fast, healthy and delicious recipe. All the ingredients are probably already in your pantry. I love borlotti beans but cannellini or kidney would be just a delicious. I served the soup with a big fresh salad. Another nice addition would be any of my bread recipes. So next time you think you will have to order an unhealthy, greasy, and over- priced cold pizza, take a look into your pantry first. In the time it might take to get the pizza delivered, you could be enjoying your own homemade soup with no guilt!

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    • MindbodyandFood4u profile imageAUTHOR

      MindbodyandFood4u 

      4 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks so much. I hope it becomes winter comfort food for you!

    • WritingInRichmond profile image

      WritingInRichmond 

      4 years ago

      There’s nothing better than a good recipe that can be made fast with common ingredients from the pantry. I can’t tell how often a recipe like this would save the day and avoid eating out. It looks delicious and the fact that it’s a healthy vegetarian soup puts it on my list. Thanks for another great recipe idea!

    • MindbodyandFood4u profile imageAUTHOR

      MindbodyandFood4u 

      4 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks so much. I hope you get to try it out this winter. It's a comfort food for me and if you have any leftover or frozen vegetables you can just toss those in as well.

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      Imogen French 

      4 years ago from Southwest England

      It's good to have a standby recipe that you can make from dried ingredients already in your pantry, this would make a nice lunch on a cold winter's day.

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