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Lemony Dill Chickpea Soup with Orzo
and peas / carrots / yogurt

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

Lemon and dill give this orzo and chickpea soup a ton of fresh, spring flavor.
Smarts: Don't forget to taste the soup at the end of cooking and add even more of these flavorful ingredients if you'd like!

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Lemony Dill Chickpea Soup:
  • Onions, yellow - 1/2, diced
  • Carrots - 8 oz, diced
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Dill, fresh - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 387 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 2 tsp
  • Pasta, uncooked orzo - 1/2 cup
  • Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Stock, any type - 4 cups
  • Baby spinach - 4 oz
  • Peas, frozen - 1/2 cup
  • Lemon juice - 4 Tbsp
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 1/2 cup
  • Baguette or other fresh bread (opt) - for serving

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Prep

  1. Onions / Carrots / Garlic - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Dill - Prep as directed.
  3. Beans - Drain and rinse.

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven with oil over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, garlic, and bay leaves and saute until aromatics are starting to turn tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Pour vinegar over aromatics, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
  3. Add pasta, beans, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Pour stock into pan and bring to a simmer. Simmer until pasta is nearly tender (check package for recommended cook time).
  5. After pasta is tender, stir in spinach and peas (no need to defrost them first). Cover pan with a lid to help spinach wilt. Cook until spinach is wilted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Remove soup from heat and stir in lemon juice and dill.
  7. Taste soup and season with some salt and pepper.
  8. Ladle soup into bowls. Serve with yogurt on top and bread on the side (if you’d like). Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (34)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (8)

28 reviews

Pretty hardy soup. Feels like spring time.

By: Sarah
Posted: Apr 18, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I always find that I need more stock than recipes call for. Delicious either way!

By: Jenna
Posted: Jun 27, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Great flavors in this soup. Note for the gluten free orzo: it takes longer to cook and soaks up a lot of broth. I would add maybe two more cups of broth for gluten free!

By: Catherine
Posted: Jun 10, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Tasty! I doubled the orzo and cut the water so it was less of a soup.

By: Marie
Posted: May 25, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Absolutely perfect, although we doubled the lemon because we like the sour kick. And better the next day.

By: Nico
Posted: May 25, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was easy to make. Unfortunately it didn't go over well with our family. It's very sour and was a bit too much for us.

By: Kamala
Posted: May 21, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful