Thursday, December 1, 2011

Vegetable Soup

This soup is really delicious. Its got lots of veggies, and protein from the garbanzo beans, and was really easy and quick to make.

You will need:

1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 lb spinach, fresh or frozen, defrosted
1/2 lb of orzo pasta
1 quarts chicken or vegetable stock
1 quarts water
olive oil
1 can of garbanzo beans
1 large zucchini chopped in to bite size pieces
1 pesto (basil, pine nuts, garlic, parmesan cheese)
1 tablespoon of oregano

Preheat a large pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Add onions and saute until tender. Add garlic and saute for 2 – 3 minutes. Add zucchini, spinach, oregano, salt and pepper, chicken or vegetable stock and water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Add orzo cook for 12 – 15 minutes, or until orzo is tender. Add garbanzo beans at the end, cook until they are tender. They can become mushy easily.

When it is done, drizzle with pesto and a bit of parmesan cheese. I served with grilled cheese (goat cheese and fresh basil on ciabatta, its a favorite)


  1. Ummm YUM. Trying this ASAP!


  2. Yum! All I want to eat when it is cold is soup and I am running out of recipes.

  3. This sounds delicious! I love the added orzo in it!

  4. The soup sounds great! Thanks for sharing. Planning on making lots of soups in the near future. :)

  5. The soup sounds delish, but I have to say we have very different tastes in grilled cheese :)

  6. Looks delish! And I love your bowls, too! Xx

  7. This looks so warm and delicious...perfect soup for this time and year!

  8. This sounds so good and I am freezing right now so I would love a big bowl! Your grilled cheese also sounds fabulous!

  9. yummm!!! i need to cook this asap. and the grilled cheese sounds so unique too. I'm a sucker for goat cheese.

  10. Yum Yum Yum! This looks so good - especially for a cold night. And it's healthy! Score! :)

  11. I love soups like this. So simple, but so satisfying and nutritious!! Great recipe, Alex!

  12. Ohh with this cold weather, allergies, etc, this is the perfect soup to make! Thanks doll!

  13. Oh yum. Perfect for this weather too. xo

  14. This soup sounds delicious - especially with grilled cheese! Yum!

  15. Sounds delish!!! I can't ever get enough soup. Will definitely be giving it a shot. Have a great weekend! xoxo

  16. this soup looks amazing - can't wait to try it!


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