Supergreen Orzo Soup
Get a serious dose of green from this comforting, one-pot soup.
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
1 1/4 c. celery
1/2 c. shallots
1/4 c. garlic
8 c. vegetable or chicken broth
3 c. broccoli
3 c. sliced spinach
1 c. sliced mushrooms
1 c. orzo
In an 8-quart saucepot, heat olive oil on medium. Add salt, celery, shallots, and garlic. Cook 8 minutes or until golden, stirring.
Add broth and broccoli. Heat to simmering on high. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add spinach, mushrooms and orzo. Simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until starches and veggies are softened.
Remove from heat. Stir in basil pesto to taste.