Saturday, August 27, 2011

summer rainbow simmer

this bright soup is inspired by suki's love for noodles and the abundance of veggies we have on hand from our csa. it is a fast and easy recipe; plus, you can substitute any of the vegetables with whatever you have around the house. i do recommend keeping the tomatoes for they are a key player. this is a good one for getting a lot of veggie nutrients into little bellies- suki ate a full bowl and asked for more!

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion diced
1 carrot diced
4 cloves of garlic minced
1 summer squash sliced
1 cup of cherry tomatoes halved
1 purple pepper sliced
1 cup of greens chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
5 cups of veggie broth
1/2 cup of pasta cooked
2 tablespoons of pesto
salt and pepper to taste

in your favorite soup pot cook the onions until soft, add the carrot, garlic, salt and pepper and cook for about five minutes before adding the squash. after the squash has cooked for about 5 minutes add the veggie broth and bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. toss the cook pasta with the pesto and set aside. once the squash is tender add the pepper, tomatoes, greens and lemon juice. cook for a few more minutes  until the greens are wilty. serve into bowls and spoon the pasta pesto on top. 

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