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Lemon Orzo Chickpea Soup! The vegan version of chicken noodle. Healthy, comforting, with a refreshing lemon twist!

Lemon Chickpea Orzo Soup

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

Like chicken noodle soup for grown ups. And vegetarians. A one-pot soup filled with vegetables, garbanzo beans and orzo pasta. Finished with a generous squirt of lemon juice for a bright + bold fall soup.


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, halved lengthwise and finely sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 6 cups vegetable broth + 1 cup water
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small sprig rosemary
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/8 cup fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes until vegetables are soft.
  2. Add the thyme and pinch of pepper; stir together.
  3. Add the vegetable broth and water and bring to a boil.
  4. Add the chickpeas, rosemary, orzo and bay leaf. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook for 10 minutes until orzo is cooked through.
  5. Reduce heat to low and stir in lemon juice.

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