Mediterranean Orzo Soup*


Mediterranean Orzo Soup*

  • Author: Cooking For Bimbos


  • olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced or minced
  • 2 scallions, sliced thin
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup orzo pasta, uncooked
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded (I like to buy a rotisserie chicken to save time!)
  • 1 bag (6 oz) baby spinach
  • juice of a lemon
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Parmesan
  • toasted slice of crusty bread (optional)


  1. This is such an easy soup recipe. While I was in Greece last year one of my favorite things that I ate was chicken soup. After a long night of Greek dancing with some locals till 6 am in the morning we worked up quite the appetite. They took us to a place on Mykonos Harbor that never closes and ordered us up this amazing chicken soup with fresh lemon juice squeezed on it. It was just unreal. This is my version of that delicious soup. In a heavy bottomed pan heat up olive oil on medium high heat. Add your garlic and scallions and cook for about 1 minute. Add your chicken stock to the pot and turn on high to let it come up to a boil. Once it comes up to a boil add your uncooked orzo, garbanzo beans, and zest of 1 lemon. Give it a quick stir, and let it cook on high for about 10 minutes. Add the cooked chicken, spinach, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Give it another quick stir and you’re ready to serve! I like to ladle it in a bowl and to the top add some shaved Parmesan, pepper, and a little extra squeeze of lemon. I also like to serve with some nice toasted crusty bread for dipping. This soup is great for lunch or dinner and it is healthy as well. Happy eating!

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Mediterranean Orzo Soup*


  1. Jordie
    December 1, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Delicious soup!! I will definitely be making again.

    • admin
      December 3, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      Glad you liked it Jordie! 🙂

  2. deview123
    July 30, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Nice looking soup Blakely. Love the spinach and lemon you added. Thanks. Neil

  3. DrunknShooter
    July 30, 2013 at 6:29 am

    I was hoping you were going to serve it topped with some cheese! Looks delish!

  4. Liberty Wagon
    Liberty WagonReply
    July 30, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Another great recipe! How bout showing us a recipe in high heels and a bikini? Lights, camera, ACTION! Love your smile!

  5. XxBREWxX
    July 30, 2013 at 5:09 am

    Quick and easy. I like it!

  6. calady11
    July 30, 2013 at 5:09 am

    Yum….I’ll have to make this soup! It looks so delicious!

  7. Marco Cala
    Marco CalaReply
    July 30, 2013 at 5:08 am

    In Italian Orzo means barley, and they call this kind of pasta Orzo because it looks like barley grains…

  8. Peter Ruffalo
    Peter RuffaloReply
    July 30, 2013 at 5:07 am

    Looks good

  9. Mary Trettenero
    Mary TretteneroReply
    July 24, 2013 at 6:18 am

    I am maing this for sure!!! Heard about it from Jesse. now I have the recipe.. Thanks. Hope you all bring home LOTS of lobster. Love ya’ GoGo

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