I call this "Clean Out the Frig Soup" because I like to make it the day before I go grocery shopping. They way I use up most of the vegetables from the week and buy fresh ones the next day. The ingredients vary some by what I have in the refrigerator.
But the main ingredients are cabbage, carrots, red pepper, onion, garlic, and celery. To those vegetables I add any other vegetables that need to be used up.
Today I added a couple of zucchini and a little soup pasta.
Put these ingredients, except for the cabbage, in a preheated soup pot with heated olive oil and Saute until tender.
When these are tender add the canned tomatoes, chicken broth and cabbage.
I also like to add a little "Better than Bouillon" soup base at this point, just for a little extra flavor.
Continue cooking until the cabbage is tender.
Now add your herbs and seasonings and continue to cook until all the flavors are melded.
At this point I added the pasta and continued to cook until the pasta was tender.
I usually let it simmer on low or put it on my warming burner until I am ready to serve.
Sometimes I will add a little freshly grated Parmesan and a sprig of fresh basil before serving with a crusty French bread.
Great soup on a cold winter's night that doesn't take very long to cook. We always have enough leftover for the next night, when I am tired from shopping, and the flavors are even better.