Barbara's Vegetable Soup

Source: Barbara Pistrang

2 cups onion, chopped
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup celery,chopped
1 cup parsnip, chopped
1 cup string beans, cut in 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
1-1/2 cup zucchini, chopped
10 oz. spinach, washed and drained
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 cups potatoes, peeled and chopped
7 cups chicken, beef or vegetable broth (may be made with bouillon cubes)
salt and pepper

Saute onions and garlic in small amount of olive oil. Add carrots, celery, parsnip, and string beans, broth and tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer about 15 minutes. Add green pepper, zucchini, potatoes and spinach. Bring back to a boil and simmer another 15-20 minutes until all vegetables are tender.

NOTE: You may increase, decrease or substitute vegetables of your choice in this recipe.