Lemon Orzo Soup 🍋

I found this recipe on www.petitfoodie.com , be sure to check her out 😊




1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 carrot, roughly grated
6 cups chicken broth
½ cup orzo
1/2 lemon, zest and juice
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 tsp dried basil


In a large pot heat olive oil before adding in garlic and onion, sauté until translucent and then add in the grated carrot.
Sauté for just a few more minutes before pouring in the chicken broth.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add in cooked orzo.
Squeeze in juice of half lemon and add zest, salt, pepper and basil.
Let simmer and adjust seasonings if needed.

I followed the recipe pretty closely ingredient wise buuuut I’m actually one of those people who reads the recipe and then goes off onto my own path without measuring much 😜

Mainly I made the soup a bit bigger so hence a little more of everything.

I used an oregano flavoured olive oil we bought in Greece and I used about three small/medium carrots instead of one.

I also fried up one chicken breast and just shredded it before adding it into the soup… because I had to feed the soup to my husband 😏
As I’m sure lots of you know first hand, soup is a so so dish to feed to most guys but even more so if it’s meatless so I had to make some aspect of it for him 😜

Other than that I can’t remember any changes that were too crazy so best of luck and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!! 😊🍋

Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

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