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Rustic Parsley & Orzo Soup with Walnuts

September/October 2011

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This soup recipe is based on a traditional pasta dish that consists of lots of parsley, garlic, chopped walnuts, hot chile and olive oil, all fried up and tossed with pasta. We amped up the greens, made the pasta a nutritious supporting player and turned the recipe into a soup. It’s best served immediately, because the orzo will absorb liquid as the soup is held. Thin any leftover soup with more vegetable broth, if desired. Recipe by Anna Thomas for EatingWell.


Rustic Parsley & Orzo Soup with Walnuts

5 Reviews for Rustic Parsley & Orzo Soup with Walnuts

11/19/2015
Astonishingly Good!

This soup is astonishingly good, especially right after making it when it looks as wonderful as it tastes. My favorite part is the crunchy, garlicky walnuts, but I also love the fresh tomatoes and lemon juice! With the exception of adding a bit more salt than called for (salting to our tastes) and not bothering to peel the potato, I made as directed. It heats up nicely (putting freshly diced tomatoes on top of the reheated soup), but it doesn't look as appetizing--everything (except the fresh tomatoes) turns a purplish-brown color. Even so...just wonderful! This is now one of our favorite soups, and the ingredients are all just so healthy!

healthy ingredients, wonderful flavor and texture
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04/07/2015
LOVE THIS! If you are looking for something new-- you are in for a treat with this recipe!

Walnuts, parsley and fresh tomatoes -- what a wonderful combination for soup!!! It seemed dubious to me at first to add so much parsley, so I added half of the amount indicated in the recipe and added green oak leaves instead. It still worked out well, but I think that strong parsley flavor would make it even better (if you are a parsley lover -- which I certainly am), so next time will add the 4 cups!!! I also loved adding the fresh tomatoes at the end. I usually add tomatoes to soups and simmer for a little. But fresh tomatoes are like -- wow!!! Tastes great! PS -- tastes better after it rests for a couple of hours if you keep it warm!!

Unique, fragrant, very nourishing
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03/22/2013
Anonymous
Too much parsley!

There was so much parsley in this recipe it was overwhelming! If I ever decide to make this again I don't know if I would use any parsley. It was very disappointing because the other components of the soup were tasty.

The orzo and potato
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03/22/2013
Anonymous
Too much parsley!

There was so much parsley in this recipe it was overwhelming! If I ever decide to make this again I don't know if I would use any parsley. It was very disappointing because the other components of the soup were tasty.

The orzo and potato
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01/11/2013
Anonymous
Tasty and healthy meal on winter nights

Very nutritious and delicious soup that even my picky husband liked! Will definitely make it again....a keeper!

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