Easy Alphabet Soup

Serves 6

  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup carrot, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 3 cups crushed tomatoes (fresh or in a glass jar)
  • 1 Tbsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable alphabet pasta (whole wheat, preferably)
  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot. Sauté onions and garlic until soft, 2 minutes. Add carrot and celery and sauté an additional 4–5 minutes.
  2. Add stock, tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer and cover. Let cook until all the vegetables are soft, 15–20 minutes.
  3. Purée mixture in a blender and return mixture to pot.
  4. Cook vegetable alphabet pasta according to package directions. Drain and add to tomato soup mixture.