Tomato Orzo Soup
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I like loads of veggies in my soup, including the celery, onions, and carrots. This is a simple soup with easy ingredients, which makes this my go-to base soup.
: soup, healthy, vegetarian, vegan
Serves: 8
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onions
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1½ cups dry orzo noodles
  • 2 cups raw spinach, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh lemon juice
  • grated parmesan cheese, to garnish (optional)
  1. In a 2-quart pot, over medium heat sauté the onions and celery until tender, 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add the carrots, broth, tomato paste, basil, and lemon pepper seasoning and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the orzo and spinach to the soup, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Garish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and cheese.
Recipe by phoebe's pure food at