Minestrone Soup with Cilantro

4 chorizo sausages, casings removed, sliced
2 cloves garlic, sliced
6 cups water
1 lg. can tomatoes OR
about 4-6 tomatoes, fresh/chopped or frozen
1 c. frozen corn kernels
2 carrots, sliced
1 can, undrained or 2 c. any cooked white beans
1 small zucchini, cubed small
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped coarsely/do not use stems
Sea salt & pepper to taste (about 1 t. Celtic sea salt & about 3 twists of fresh ground pepper)

In fry pan, cook and stir together sausage & garlic slices till sausage is nicely browned. (Use a bit of olive oil as they stick to pan.)

In stockpot or dutch oven, combine water, corn, tomatoes, carrots, beans, zucchini. Bring to a boil; let boil a couple of minutes, then turn heat down and add sausage/garlic mixture. Add cilantro. Simmer for 15 minutes or till carrots are tender. Add sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

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