The perfect winter-to-spring transition soup! Where you still need something warm and cozy to beat the chilly weather, but are longing for that fresh burst of light flavor that reminds you of the first day of spring, bright sunny days, and warmer weather!
This easy, traditional Greek soup is perfection in every sense! Still providing a piping hot bowl of heartiness as the days are still very cold, but with light and sunny fresh lemon to really brighten things up! The orzo, too, helps to keep it so light, like a delicate flower, struggling to emerge from the snow, and bloom.
Velvety smooth and creamy, loaded with chicken, fresh vegetables, a burst of lemon, and tiny pasta, this soup is one of my favorites this time of year!
It just fits the bill perfectly! Like a snow-covered daffodil!
This soup is also very elegant in it’s simplicity, with minimal ingredients, and very easy to prepare.
Pretty much basically chicken, carrots, celery, onions, orzo, lemon, stock, seasonings and eggs! Seriously, that’s it. Genuinely uncomplicated and oh, so comforting!
No need to even purchase “stock-in-a-box”, either. I make mine using the broth that I stewed the lean chicken breasts in.
Is that not one lovely pot of soup? So pretty! The photo does not do it justice!
Even a little birdie “appeared” on the side of the pot to say, “Spring is coming!”
I found one of the bay leaves…the other is hidden.
Whoever gets it, has to do the dishes!! 😉 😀
We devoured this heavenly soup with fresh-baked, homemade, still warm out of the oven, garlic breadsticks for sopping! The perfect companion for sopping delicious soup on a bitter-cold, but sunny, February day! 😀
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Bright, sunny, light, and full of wonderful vegetables, tender tiny pasta, yet hearty enough to stick to your ribs! To me, one of the perfect soups of all-time!
So if you’re tired of winter, and longing for spring, but still need something substantial and warming, this winter-to-spring traditional soup is just the ticket! 😉 It makes a nice-sized pot, but my hubby and I had no trouble at all getting through it all by ourselves! Ours is already gone, and I already miss it!! So keep this in mind and add the few ingredients you’ll need to your next grocery list! 😉
Take care all, stay warm, and I’ll see you soon! ~Kelly