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I’ve seen a few orzo soup recipes, but this is the first time I’ve tried one. It’s a big winner in my house. Not only is it full of flavor it’s really hardy and filling. I highly recommend giving this one a go this season, you won’t be disappointed!

Lemon Garlic Orzo Soup

(Adapted from Petit Foodie)


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1 T olive oil

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 carrot, roughly grated

6 C chicken broth

½ C orzo

1/2 lemon, zest and juice

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

1 tsp dried basil


In a large pot heat olive oil.


Add in garlic and onion. Sauté until translucent.


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Add in carrot. Sauté for just a few minutes.


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Pour in chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper.


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Add orzo. Cook until tender with a slight bite.


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Squeeze in juice of half lemon and add zest.


Season with salt, pepper and basil.


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Let simmer and adjust seasonings if needed.

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