I am a soup lover. I love soup of almost any kind. In wintertime and spring, I make hearty barley and lentil soups, or a clear beef stock soup with noodles, in autumn there are pumpkin or roasted cauliflower soups.... and summer brings light vegetable soups, such as zucchini or tomato soup, and vegetable minestrones.
With the appearance of the first zucchinis and chard in my home garden and some below-average summer temperatures, I quickly threw together a hearty summer orzo soup, to warm my soul (and my cold hands).
Orzo is a type of small shaped pasta, that is ideal for such soups. I have difficulty finding it where I live, but I discovered Eurospin caters to my Italian taste buds and needs. So when I need some obscure Italian ingredient, such as orzo, bicarbonato or langoustines, I am almost certain I can find it there (or wait for my next family visit).
Nutrition Information: Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 449 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 7410mg Carbohydrates: 74g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 22g Protein: 16g