Chunky Vegetable Soup

Chef Thomas

Ingredients
  

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound red potatoes cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 pound small carrots cut into one inch pieces
  • 1 15 oz. can cannellini beans, drained
  • 1 can whole tomatoes undrained and chopped
  • 1 10 oz. package frozen lima beans
  • 1/2 cup cooked orzo rice shaped pasta
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Instructions
 

  • Coat a large soup pot with cooking spray, add oil, and place over medium heat until hot.
  • Add onion and garlic, saut√© 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Add water and next 10 ingredients and bring to a boil.
  • Cover, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Add orzo, cook uncovered another 10 minutes.
  • Ladle in individual bowls, sprinkle with cheese.