Greek Spinach and Orzo Soup

This soup is cozy yet refreshing and easy to make. We add sautéed bell pepper and onions to a chicken stock base with other heathy vegetables. The star of the show will be the orzo, which is a small grain shaped type of pasta that we will add towards the end. This delicious, balanced soup is sure to warm your heart.

Greek cuisine
Easy
SERVING: 4 People
TIME: 45 min
COOKING TIME: 30 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 ea. Onion
  • 1 ea. Red bell pepper
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 14 oz. Tomato
  • 5 cups Vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup Parsley
  • 4 oz. Baby spinach
  • ½ cup Dry orzo pasta
  • to taste Ground salt
  • to taste Ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Dice the onion and red bell pepper and set aside.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Add the olive oil to a pot over medium heat. When hot, add the diced onion, stirring occasionally until the onion has softened, about 5 minutes.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
Add the red bell pepper and minced garlic, and cook about 3 more minutes. Add the tomatoes and vegetable broth, then cover the pot and bring to a boil.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Once it is boiling, add the parsley, spinach and orzo. Stir well to combine, and return to a boil. Then cover the pot and reduce the heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the orzo is fully cooked for about 10 minutes.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Turn off the heat and add the salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Serve.