Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; saute 3 minutes or until tender. Add 3 cups water and next 8 ingredients (through cannellini beans), stirring to combine.
Combine remaining cup of water and tomato paste in a bowl, stirring with a whisk until blended. Stir tomato paste mixture into bean mixture. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Ladle soup into bowls. Top with cheese if desired.
Serving Size 1 ½ cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories276Calories from Fat 11
% Daily Value *
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.