Shirley Syiek's Minestrone

1T Olive Oil

1 large onion chopped

1 large garlic clove pressed

2 celery ribs finely chopped

2 carrots finely chopped

1 1/2 c zuccini cubed (optional)

1 c lentils (optional)

1 can white kidney beans

1 can red kidney beans

8 cups tomatoes chopped

5 cups water

1 can chicken broth

salt & pepper to taste

3/4 c. ditalini or elbow macaroni

1/2 c chopped parsley


Add oil in heated pot. Saute the onion and garlic, add veggies, water, broth, s+p,.

Cover and bring to a boil, simmer 10 min.

Add pasta. cook ~7 min

Remove from heat, stir in parsley and basil.