Quick Marinara and Vegetable Soup

Marinara soup

Ingredients (Serves 4 – 5)

1. Oil – 2 – 3 tsp

2. Garlic – 2 small cloves, minced

    Onion – 1/4 cup, chopped

    Carrot – 1/4 cup, chopped

    Mushroom –1/4 cup, chopped (optional)

3. Marinara sauce – 1 cup or as required to taste

    Hot water / vegetable stock – 1 – 1.5 cup

4. Orzo/ditalini or any small pasta– 3 tbsp

5. Zucchini – 1/4 cup, chopped

Yellow squash – 1/4 cup, chopped

Fresh green peas or cooked/canned garbanzo beans (whie chana) or cannellini beans  – 1/4 cup

6. Spinach – 1/2 cup, chopped

6. Salt and pepper – To taste

7. Lemon juice – 1 tsp or to taste

Method

Heat 2 – 3 tsp oil in a saucepan at medium heat. Add onion, chopped carrot and mushroom, if using. Saute for 2 minutes. Add marinara sauce, a cup of hot water / stock and salt, to taste. Bring to a boil and add pasta. Cook for 6 – 8 minutes. Add zucchini, summer squash and fresh green peas. Cook for a few more minutes until the pasta is cooked until tender. Finally add chopped spinach. Cook for a minute. Taste-check for salt and switch off. Yummy marinara soup is ready! You can sprinkle some finely chopped fresh parsley and grated parmesan cheese if you want but it is optional. Serve hot with any crusty bread.

Quick Marinara Soup

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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