Mixed Vegetable and Pasta Soup

Soups Soups and more Soups ... can't get enough of it :). This is a Trini influenced soup with a couple of additions of my own.You can add and remove any veggies you like. Its a healthy, delicious and easy to make soup. Enjoy it hot with garlic breadsticks :) You can mix in a drop or two of your favourite hot sauce to give it a kick :)

1 can Swanson Vegetable Broth 
2 carrots peeled and chopped 
1 onion chopped 
3 cloves garlic peeled and chopped 
1 yam peeled and chopped 
4 sticks celery chopped 
1/2 cup channa dal pressure cooked
2-3 green chillies chopped
1 tsp dry basil 
1 tsp dry thyme
1 tsp dry oregano 
1 cup rigatoni pasta cooked al dente 
2 cups of water
Salt to taste 

1. Heat oil in a pot. 
2. Add onions and saute. 
3. Add garlic and green chillies and saute. 
4. Add yam and carrots and saute for 2 mins.
5. Add celery sticks and saute. 
6. Add basil, thyme and oregano and a pinch of salt and saute. 
7. Add pressure cooked channa dal and cooked rigatonni and mix well. 
8. Add vegetable broth and 2 cups of water and mix and cover and bring to a boil. 
9. Taste and add salt and black pepper if necessary. Serve hot.



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