Macaroni soup with vegetables

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Macaroni soup with vegetables

This hearty soup is packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Yield: 4 people
Calories: 430kcal


  • 4 cups water filtered water
  • 12 ounces macaroni or any variety of small-shaped pasta
  • 2 whole carrots peeled and chopped
  • 3 stalks celery stalks chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 onion onion chopped
  • 1 zucchini zucchini chopped
  • 4 ounces spicy tomato sauce
  • 2 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 small sprig fresh marjoram or 1 dry teaspoon
  • 1 small sprig fresh thyme or 1 dry teaspoon
  • 1 whole lime juiced
  • 1 small sprig Purple cabbage for garnish to taste
  • 3 pinches sea salt
  • pinch Spicy paprika To taste


  • Brown the macaroni in a pan, being careful not to burn it.
    Macaroni soup with vegetables
  • Add water, carrots, celery, garlic, and onion. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
    Macaroni soup with vegetables
  • Add the zucchini, the spicy and regular tomato sauces, and the herbs and lower the heat and cook for another 5 minutes. Test the consistency of the macaroni. It should be firm but well cooked. Add 3 pinches of salt, to taste.
    Macaroni soup with vegetables
  • Sprinkle with spicy paprika and shredded purple cabbage. Squeeze lime juice in each bowl.
    Macaroni soup with vegetables
  • Per serving (1/4 of the recipe): Calories: 432; Fat: 3 g; Saturated Fat: 0 g; Calories from Fat: 5%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 15 g; Carbohydrate: 88 g; Sugar: 11 g; Fiber: 7 g; Sodium: 600 mg; Calcium: 62 mg; Iron: 4 mg; Vitamin C: 14 mg; Beta-Carotene: 3,266 mcg; Vitamin E: 1 mg; Potassium: 524 mg


Serve Source: Gloria Huerta, Food for Life Instructor, Los Angeles.
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