A delicious addition to a holiday menu or a hearty one-pot meal on a winter night, this comforting white minestrone is full of vegetables and fresh herbs. Top with chopped roasted red peppers for a pretty color contrast.
1. Sauté turnips, onions, mushrooms, and garlic in a soup pot over medium low heat, stirring frequently, until onions start to turn golden brown, about 10 minutes. (There is no need to add water; the mushrooms will release enough liquid to prevent sticking.)
2. Add the cauliflower, zucchini, beans, macaroni, sage, parsley, Italian seasoning, and 4 cups of water; cook for 10 minutes until the macaroni is al dente.
3. Add the vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 5 minutes longer, until the flavors merge. Add more water if the soup gets too thick.
4. Serve soup hot, garnished with chopped roasted peppers.
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