A quick Italian vegetable soup ready in less than an hour. A sprinkle of fresh grated Parmesan on top is optional.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 2 stalks celery, sliced
- 1 (16 ounce) can diced plum tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 2 cubes beef bouillon
- 6 cups water
- 2 zucchinis, quartered and sliced
- 2 cups sliced cabbage
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Heat oil in a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion, carrot, and celery until onion is translucent and vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and Italian seasoning, and cook 5 minutes more, stirring frequently.
Dissolve bouillon cubes in water, and stir into vegetables. Adjust heat to a medium simmer, and cook approximately 10 minutes. Add zucchini and cabbage, sprinkle with garlic salt, and cook until tender, 5 minutes more. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, and serve.