*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        FRESH TOMATO-VEGETABLE SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Pasta
                 Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    6       md           Tomatoes
      3/4   c            Red onions, chopped
      3/4   c            Celery, diced, include tops
    4       ts           Olive oil
    3       ea           Garlic cloves, minced
      3/4   c            Zucchini, diced
      3/4   c            Corn kernels
    4 1/2   c            Vegetable broth
      3/4   ts           Salt
    5       ts           Basil, chopped
      1/2   c            Small pasta shells, uncooked
                         Black pepper, to taste
 
   Plunge the tomatoes into boiling water & then into
   iced water to remove their skins.  Chop the tomatoes &
   set aside. In a stockpot, saute the onions & celery in
   the oil over medium heat until tender, 5 minutes.
   Stir in the garlic, zucchini, corn & saute for another
   2 minutes. Add the broth & bring to a boil.  Add the
   tomatoes, salt & basil. Reduce the heat, cover &
   simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the
   pasta, cover & simmer for 30 minutes (Seems rather a
   long time to me!). Sprinkle with the pepper & serve
   hot.
  
 
 
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