Friday

Greek Style Vegetable Spinach Soup with Orzo & Awards !

Recipe: Spinach, vegetables and orzo combined to make a lemony soup !


GreekSpinachSoup      
     Greek Soup? yes or no…i don’t know ! But couple of search pages on the internet seemed like this would end up in my list of Greek Cuisine. The way it started was that I wanted to make the soup with orzo, since its been a while I’ve used it in cooking. Then I had couple of veggies which were good enough to be combined to dish up this soup.
     I am a big fan of Mediterranean cuisine and love to see how close they resemble some of the Indian recipes, off course with all the less amount of spices. If I had added some lentils instead of orzo, sure this one would have turned into a great Indian dal with lemony peppery taste and vegetables !! Enjoyed this with a piece of bread on the side ! A heart and soul warming in these cold winters !! This goes to the Healthy Inspirations Event - Soups

Ingredients:
1 cup Orzo, cooked, drained
1 cup Vegetables, chopped (used beans, carrots, bellpepper, green onions)
2 cups, Spinach, washed, chopped
1/2 cup Onions, chopped
1/2 – 1 tbsp Red Pepper flakes, according to taste
1 tbsp Olive oil
3 –4 big Garlic cloves, chopped
1 Lemon, juiced
Water/Stock as per consistency
salt to taste
pepper/lemon pepper salt for seasoning

Preparation Method:
1. In a vessel with boiling water, cook the orzo pasta with some oil and salt till al-dente. Drain and keep aside.(Do not run under water)
2. Heat oil in a deep vessel. Add the chopped garlic and sauté. Add the chopped onions and saute. Add red pepper flakes.
3. Add the chopped vegetables, chopped spinach and sauté for few minutes.
4. Add water/stock, cooked orzo, salt and bring to boil. Keep covered and let it simmer for 5 – 10 minutes
5. Stir in the lemon juice, pepper/lemon pepper and serve with bread on side !
GreekSpinachSoup (2)
Preparation Time: 20-25 minutes
Serves: 2 – 4

AWARDS:
Dolly of Curry & Beyond has shared the Beautiful Blogger Award, Namitha & Sunitha of the Collaborative Curry have shared the Kreativ Blogger Award !! Thanks you so much girls for having to share these wonderful awards !!

I would like to share these awards with:
Deepa of Foodlyrics
Simply Food of Simply.Food
PJ of Ginger & Garlic
Silpa of Anita’s Kitched
Joumana of Taste of Beirut
Spice of Spicebuds
San of San’s  Kitchen

Rules for accepting the Kreative Blogger award:
1) Thank the person giving the award
2) Copy the award to your blog
3) Place a link to their blog
4) Name 7 things people don't know about you
5) Nominate 7 bloggers
6) Place a link to those bloggers
7) Leave a comment letting those bloggers know about the award

And now to the list to
Name 7 things people don't know about you
1. Love to cook but cannot remain/stand in the kitchen for more than an hour(thats why most of recipes are quick ones !)
2. Love indoor palm trees
3. I had maintained all clothes and books from kindergarten to engineering(until some of them were thrown away by mom :-( 
4. Love reading books
5. Enjoy blue oceans, dark green forests, tall mountains, night sky on a full moon behind the coconut palms
6. If watching a movie at home, it takes 4 days to watch the movie in 4 parts.
7. Enjoy driving across country side !

26 comments:

Jagruti said...

Hi

First time here...nice space..soup looks yummy and healthy too..

Congrats for the award..

come and visit my blog

http://joyofcooking247.blogspot.com

cheers

Priya said...

Feel like finishing that whole bowl, real comforting soup..

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow! Whata lovely, yummy and healthy bowl of soup:)
Would love to finish it off right away:)
Have a great weekend:)
Rachana

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Hi,

The soup looks extremely soothing..with all the shades of green..very healthy indeed..

Muskaan

Cham said...

The color is something we badly need! Warm soup bowl!

kothiyavunu said...

Healthy and delicious soup!!Perfect for this weather..Congrats and wishing many more come!!

tasteofbeirut said...

Great soup! That's about all I ever want to fix these days!
Thanks so much for the award!

Padma said...

Lovely soup and nice color. Congrats on all your awards.

Gulmohar said...

That's so inviting..could you pl pass it on to me :-)
Congrats on your well deserved awards..great to know more about you :-)

Tina said...

So tempting and tempting soup...Congrats on ur award dear...

Venu said...

Such a heart soup looks gr8 for winters

Sushma Mallya said...

Interesting recipe,nice one adding orzo pasta to it...Really looks delicious and congraz on all your awards,and was nice reading and knowing more abt u sharada...

pierre said...

we need soups !!! thanks denufood !! Pierre

Pari said...

That's a very healthy soup, must try to see where I can get this Orzo.

Siddhi S said...

hey this soup luks very tempting...nice n healthy one

Bergamot said...

You have a cool site...like the soup a lot

Ms.Chitchat said...

Very comforting, colorful and healthy soup. Congrats on the awards. You truly deserve them.

Chitchat
http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi

Congrats for your awards. It must have been a lot of effort and time consumed to come up with such a creative blog. Looks healthy and tasty as well.

Take care

Deepa
http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

simplyfood said...

Thankyou very much for passing these awards to me ,I really appreciate your kindness.
The soup looks amazing very fresh and healthy.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

What a delicious sounding soup! I love the little Greek twist on it. Congrats on your award!

Rohini said...

Perfect soup for the weather.. And healthy one too :)
congrats on the awards dear..! :)

Anonymous said...

love to use the orzo pasta which looks like rice !!!

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow..nice filling soup..nice for this cold weather..thanks for sharing the awards..saw it today..thanks so much..

kitchen queen said...

What a healthy appetising and refreshing soup.I would love to have the whole bowl.

Usha said...

This is such an interesting, nutritious and yum soup ! I don't think I have ever tried any Greek soup....Thanks for sharing your soup with the Healthy Inspirations event:-)

Asha said...

Beautiful! great for winter day and so healthy too. Love the color.

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