Pesto Minestrone Soup

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2 T. olive oil                                  1 cup diced onion
2 ½ cups water or stock                 2 cups diced zucchini
1 -2 carrots                                    1 can 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
1 can cannelini beans, drained      2 handsful of spinach or chard               
½ t. pepper                                    ¾ t. oregano
2 garlic cloves, minced                  2 T. pesto
½ - 1 cup small dry pasta               grated pecorino cheese

Heat oil, add onion and sauté 4 minutes. Add water or stock and zucchini, carrots, tomatoes, oregano, pepper and garlic.
Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer for 25 minutes.  Lift cover and return to a boil, stir in pesto, pasta, beans and spinach cover and simmer additional 6 minutes.

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