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Orzo Soup with Spinach and Lemon Recipe (Vegetarian)

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This Orzo Soup with Spinach and Lemon is a healthy and comforting lunch or dinner recipe, a simple weeknight soup you can meal prep.  Creamy and loaded with vegetables. Enjoy a big bowl with a slice of crusty sourdough bread or a big side salad.

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Sometimes you just need a big bowl of comfort food, and this orzo soup with lemon and spinach is such a cozy and delicious choice. I’ve always loved orzo pasta, it’s one of my favorite shapes!  I love it in soups, and also salads like my Greek Orzo pot luck salad that I make every month in the summer.

This soup is easy to meal prep or batch cook for the week. The below recipe makes a giant pot of soup, perfect for dividing into individual portions. It also freezes well, so if you have extra add it to a jar or container and freeze. All you have to do is thaw the next time you want a healthy homemade meal!

This Lemon Orzo Soup Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Creamy
  • Made without Dairy or Eggs
  • Lemony
  • Comforting
  • Satisfying
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free!

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 Make Orzo Soup Vegetarian for a Healthy Version

This vegetarian orzo lemon soup is a simple way to get extra veggies in your diet. I’m all about making recipes plant-based when I can. Vegetarian cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around vegetarian pantry staples and swapping in a few plant-based ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite vegan pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my vegan recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meatless meals for your table.

What’s In This Orzo Spinach Soup Recipe?

  • Onions, Garlic, Carrots, Celery, Spinach – I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
    If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

 

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How To Add Pasta to Soups

For most of my recipes, I cook the pasta separately from the soup broth. If you add dried or cooked pasta directly to a hot soup, you run the risk of having the dried pasta soak up all the broth and overcook the noodles (turning it soup into a mushy mess). I’ve found that cooking the pasta separately, then serving the broth over the noodles in a bowl works best.

I allow the soup to cool, then add the cooked pasta after. That way you’ll have perfectly cooked pasta that holds it shape and a delicious brothy soup. You can read all my soup recipes on the blog here!  There are a lot of them… we are a soup-er household!

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How Do I Make Vegetarian Orzo Soup with Lemon and Spinach?

  1. Cook orzo according to package instructions. Drain, rinse under cold water, and set aside.
  2. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over low heat. Sauté the onions and garlic for 5 to 6 minutes until they vegetables become translucent. Add the carrots, celery, zucchini, salt, and pepper and sauté for a few minutes more. Pour in the vegetable stock and add the herbs de Provence, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cook on low heat for 30 minutes until carrots and celery are cooked through.
  3. Once soup has finished cooking, remove from heat. Add the half and half/coconut milk to the broth along with the lemon juice. Taste, and adjust seasoning as needed, adding more salt or pepper if desired.
  4. To serve, add a scoop of the orzo pasta to a bowl, and pour the hot soup over the orzo. Serve with crusty bread and a side salad.
  5. *Do not add the orzo directly to the hot pot of soup. The heat from the broth will cause the pasta to overcook and become mushy. To store, wait for the pasta and the broth to cool before combining.  

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Get the Same Ingredients for This Creamy Orzo Pasta Soup Recipe

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 

If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

As always, if you make this vegetarian orzo noodle soup recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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Orzo Soup with Spinach & Lemon

The Herbeevore
This Orzo Soup with Spinach and Lemon is a healthy and comforting lunch or dinner recipe, a simple weeknight soup you can meal prep.  Creamy and loaded with vegetables. Enjoy a big bowl with a slice of crusty sourdough bread or a big side salad.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American, Greek
Servings 8 servings
Calories 340 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Cook orzo according to package instructions. Drain, rinse under cold water, and set aside.
  • In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over low heat. Sauté the onions and garlic for 5 to 6 minutes until they vegetables become translucent. Add the carrots, celery, zucchini, salt, and pepper and sauté for a few minutes more. Pour in the vegetable stock and add the herbs de Provence, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cook on low heat for 30 minutes until carrots and celery are cooked through.
  • Once soup has finished cooking, remove from heat. Add the half and half/coconut milk to the broth along with the lemon juice. Taste, and adjust seasoning as needed, adding more salt or pepper if desired.
  • To serve, add a scoop of the orzo pasta to a bowl, and pour the hot soup over the orzo. Serve with crusty bread and a side salad.
  • *Do not add the orzo directly to the hot pot of soup. The heat from the broth will cause the pasta to overcook and become mushy. To store, wait for the pasta and the broth to cool before combining.

Notes

Save Money on Organic Produce!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 340kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 256mgPotassium: 261mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 4081IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 1mg
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