Greek Orzo Tomato Soup Recipe

This soup recipe is my ultimate comfort food and reminds me of my childhood every time!
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Chilly weather just begs for a nice, cozy soup. Cue my grandmother’s secret Greek recipe — orzo tomato soup. I love to make it using her stockpot and the wooden spoon I purchased during a trip to Greece with my family. Spiced with bits of oregano and tons of garlic, this soup is sure to warm your spirit against the snowdrifts. Fun fact: my grandmother made this for me any time I was feeling under the weather. Head over to Ziploc to see more of my guest Creative Director posts, including the Greek Orzo Tomato Soup!

Easy & Delicious Greek Orzo Tomato Soup Recipe

This easy-to-make soup is the ultimate comfort food
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4 people
Calories 664 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds Eye of round roast cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 6-8 cups Water
  • 3 stalks Celery cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 Large carrots cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1 Medium yellow onion cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 cup Dry white wine optional
  • 6 oz Tomato paste
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 cup Orzo
  • Salt & pepper
  • parmesan cheese to garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a large stock pot, bring the water to a boil, then add in the pieces of meat.
  • Boil and, as the fat renders, skim the fat off with a spoon. Once the rendered fat is removed, add the remaining ingredients.
  • Lower the temperature and simmer for about 50 minutes.
  • With a slotted spoon, strain out the meat and veggies and place into a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Add orzo and simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes.
  • The orzo will 'thicken' the soup and then it is ready to serve. You can add the meat and vegetables back into the soup for a heartier soup. If you'd like a smoother soup, put the vegetables in a blender and liquify them, then add back into the soup. Then add the meat back in. Serve in a soup bowl and top with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 664kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 51gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 156mgSodium: 866mgPotassium: 1506mgFiber: 5gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 8325IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 7mg
Keyword comfort food, greek food, orzo, soup, tomatoes
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This Greek soup recipe is what my yia yia (Greek for grandma) any time I had a cold and didn’t feel well. To me, it’s the ultimate comfort food! Every time I make a batch, it brings me right back to sitting in her kitchen.

I hope you enjoy this Greek soup recipe!

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