Almost like an Italian style ramen soup, this quick and simple healthy soup is perfect for a weeknight meal. Adapted from my grandmothers cookbooks, “The Art of Good Cooking,” any mix of vegetables can be used and the frozen green beans can be replaced by peas, broccoli, or any combination of mixed vegetables. Cozy up to a bowl of this vegetarian delight. —Megan Peck Cooks
can cannelloni beans or white beans
carrots, peeled and chopped into thin rounds
small zucchinis, halved and sliced
cloves garlic, minced
large tomato, diced
vegetable broth or chicken broth
dry vermicelli (rice noodles)
fresh basil, tightly packed
salt and pepper
grated parmesan cheese
In This Recipe
Heat a large soup pot over medium heat. Add a little of the liquid from the can of beans. Add sliced carrots and zucchini, saute for 1 minute.
Add beans, garlic, frozen beans, tomato, and salt. Saute one minute more.
Add broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender.
Check seasoning and correct if necessary. Add vermicelli and simmer until just barely tender. Meanwhile, chop basil finely. When vermicelli is tender, remove soup from heat and add basil.