This is truly one of the worlds greatest soups. It is a mixture of vegetables, beans, and pasta cooked in the finest selection of herbs.
Enjoy the recipe!
Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add all the fresh vegetables and heat until sizzling. Cover the pan, lower the heat and sweat the vegetables for 15 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally.
Pour in the stock or water and add the tomatoes and herbs with salt to taste. Bring to a boil, replace the lid, then simmer gently for thirty minutes.
Add the canned beans with the liquid. Simmer for another ten minutes. Add the pasta until cooked. Check the seasoning and serve hot.