*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          PASTA AND CHICK PEA SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Italian                          Pasta
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       ts           Olive oil
      1/2   c            Chopped onion
    2                    Garlic cloves, minced
      1/2   c            Drained canned Italian
                         -tomatoes, chopped
    8       oz           Drained canned chick-peas,
                         -reserve 1/2 c liquid
      1/2   c            Cooked macaroni (shells,
                         -elbows, ditalini)
    1 1/2   ts           Shredded fresh basil (1/2
                         -tsp dried)
    1       d            Each salt and pepper
 
   Garnish:  basil sprigs
   
   In 1-quart saucepan heat oil over medium heat; add onion and garlic and
   saute until onion is translucent.  Add tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce
   heat and let simmer for 5 minutes.  Add chick-peas with reserved liquid and
   remaining ingredients; cook until heated.  Serve garnished with basil
   sprigs.
   
   Makes 2 servings.
   
   [WEIGHT WATCHERS NEW INTERNATIONAL COOKBOOK]
   
   Posted by Fred Peters.
  
 
 
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