Soup loaded with vegetables makes a wonderful side dish to sandwiches or a healthy lunch or dinner option.
Cut all the veggies into 1/4-inch pieces. In a large pot, mix half the olive oil with the water. Add veggies; sauté on medium-low until the water evaporates. Don'tlet the veggies brown.
Add stock; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, at a gentle boil for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, puree tomatoes, basil, garlic, and remaining oil. Stir puree into soup. Don'tlet it return to a boil. Season with salt and pepper.