Tuesday's Cupboard—Spring Vegetable Soup with Orzo

From Weight Watchers Online

A simple & elegant soup for Spring Time

My alterations:

I bulked up the veggies by adding whole packages of ingredients...
  • I added 2 additional cups of water  
  • I zested the lemon & added about 1-1/2 tablespoons of zest in addition to the 2 T. of lemon 
  • I used a 10 oz. package of shredded carrots instead of 1 chopped carrot
  • I used a 12 oz. package of frozen peas in place of 1 cup of frozen peas
  • I used a 3 oz. package of pre-chopped green onions in place of 4 scallions
  • I used a .66 oz. package of fresh dill instead of 1/3 c. chopped fresh dill
  • I sliced up one bunch of asparagus, about 2 cups total, instead of 1-1/2 cups of asparagus
  • I cooked it in a slow cooker on HIGH for 1.5 hours

Spring Vegetable Soup with Orzo

1 serving = 2 cups (2 points per 1 c. serving)
Add points for a slice of French bread & a slice of Harvarti 

I use Barilla orzo

  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup uncooked ORZO
  • 1—10 oz. bag of shredded carrots
  • 1 bunch of asparagus (about 2 cups), cleaned & sliced diagonally (remove the tough white ends)
  • 1—12 oz. bag of frozen peas, washed 
  • 1—3 oz. package of pre-chopped green onions OR 4 chopped green onions
  • 1—.66 oz. package of fresh dill (about 1/3 cup), chopped with stems removed
  • Zest of 1 lemon 
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Make It!

  1. Put all of the ingredients into a slow cooker & set on HIGH
  2. Cook for 1.5 hours until veggies are tender, but not falling apart
  3. Stir after 1 hour to mix up the orzo from the bottom of the pot
  4. Serve with a slice of French bread & a slice of Havarti cheese

I use double-cubes_3 cubes to 8 cups of water

Zap in the microwave for 3 minutes to heat & combine

Pre-chopped green onions & pre-packaged organic dill available at Safeway

Pre-sliced carrots make this recipe easier!

A package of frozen peas, rinsed to take the ice off

Use the zest & the juice 
Bon Appétit!

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