Today we begin yet another edition (#26) of Blogging Marathon, the brain child of Srivalli. There were some tricky themes to choose from and I hope to present some interesting, lovable and hearty recipes.
For the first week, I chose 'Pasta' as the main ingredient to present a soup, a rice based dish and a savory snack. So for Day 1 week 1 BM #26, here is a hearty soup when paired with some bread or croutons can make for a delightful supper specially on a wintry evening!!
Adapted from here
Olive Oil 1 Tbsp
Garlic minced 1 clove
Onion 1 large, finely chopped
Tomato 1/2 large , diced
Tomatoes 1 1/2 large, cooked and pureed
V8 Vegetable Soup 1 12 oz can (can be substituted with Tomato juice or tomato sauce)
Salt as needed
Pepper as needed
Parsley as needed
Basil as needed
Oregano as needed
*Garbanzo Beans(Chana), soaked, boiled 1 cup
Pasta (elbow macaroni preferably, cooked al dente) 1 1/2 cups
Cheese, grated (preferably Parmesan Cheese) as needed for garnish
* Cannelini beans, Navy beans or Red Kidney beans are conventionally used.
Method Of Preparation -
In a heavy bottomed pan, heat olive oil and saute minced garlic. Add onion and saute until translucent.
Add in the tomatoes, tomato puree and V8.
Sprinkle salt, pepper, basil, oregano and parsley to taste.
Let the mixture simmer for about 4-5 min.
Mix in the cooked pasta and beans. Mix well and let the soup simmer for about 5 minutes.
Serve in individual bowls, sprinkling as much cheese as is preferred.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#26.
Preparation Time 30 min