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  • 8 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 3-4 green onions
  • 1 can (15 ounce) white beans drained and rinsed twice
  • 2 cups of a combination of vegetable broth and water.
  • cup each Basil and Parsley, fresh if possible, minced
  • pinch of salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 3-4 TBS balsamic vinegar (3 if you use regular Balsamic Vinegar and 4 if you use white Balsamic vinegar)
  • 2-3 TBS. Olive oil
  • cup croutons (garlic or cheese flavored if you'd like)


  • Prepare the vegetables as follows: peel and dice tomatoes, dice yellow pepper, green onions and zucchini and finally chop the garlic.
  • Add vegetables and white beans to the broth-water mixture.
  • Add basil, parsley, salt and pepper,
  • Cover and refrigerate long enough to blend the flavors - a few hours is sufficient
  • Just before serving stir in vinegar (taste as you go and remember Balsamic Vinegar is potent.
  • Add olive oil and croutons.
  • Serve hot or room temperature. .

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