2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs like Italian parsley, rosemary, thyme, basil
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes or whole peeled plum (roughly crushed between your fingers!)
6 cups vegetable or chicken stock
2 cups small pasta (like ditalini), pre-co
Grated Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese to garnish
1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or heavy bottomed pot over medium heat.
2. Add onion, carrot, celery, zucchini, squash,and garlic, season with salt and pepper. Stir to coat with oil and cook until tender, about 8 minutes.
3. Stir in herbs, tomatoes, and stock.
4. Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, adding cannellini beans OR chick peas in last 10 minutes of cooking. Taste and season with grated cheese…salt and pepper, as desired.