I’ll bet you any amount of [le]money that you’ll love this fresh and tasty soup

Hi again! I’m back with a flavor profile that differs from many of my recent recipes. I’ve always loved to finish off a variety of dishes (included roasted veggies) with a splash of lime or lemon juice. Well, in this next Instant Pot® (IP) recipe, lemon plays more of a main role, rather than just a garnish. This soup is simple, bright and healthy, while still satisfying your appetite. Hope you enjoy!

Instant Pot Greek Egg, Lemon & Orzo Soup
(Serves 6-8)

Ingredients
6 cups vegetable broth
1 cup uncooked whole wheat orzo
4 eggs
2 lemons, juiced
For garnish: Crumbled feta cheese

Instructions
1. Pour broth into the IP and add in the orzo.
2. Place lid on and lock into place. Set IP to Manual, High pressure for 5 minutes. While the broth/orzo mixture is cooking, whisk eggs within a liquid measuring cup and then add in the lemon juice.
3. Once the cook cycle is over, quickly release the IP, remove the cover and set IP to ‘less’ Sauté.
4. Take ~1 cup of the broth/orzo mixture and quickly whisk it into the egg mixture to temper it. Pour the tempered egg mixture back into the rest of the broth /orzo mixture in the IP, while whisking continuously.
5. Keep stirring while the soup cooks for about 3-4 minutes more.
6. Serve warm with feta crumbled over the top.

When I prepared this for my family, we enjoyed it alongside some healthy garlic bread (simple recipe found here) and fresh, cut-up veggies. This meal was a hit (and so quick and easy)!

Now, it’s that time to talk about a specific ingredient that deserves a shout-out in providing good nutrition to our bodies. It’s the. . .

LEMON

Lemon slice

Lemons contain
Folate: critical in the synthesis of genetic material (i.e. DNA) and cell division
Vitamin C:acts as an antioxidant (protect cells from damaging molecules [‘free radicals’]), is a requirement for collagen production, and is important for some neurotransmitter synthesis

So, that’s all for now. Please feel free to ask questions about my experience with the IP, Weekday Vegetarianism, lemons, general nutrition or whatever! See you next time!

References:
1.
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=27
2. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Folate-Consumer/
3. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-Consumer/

Disclaimer:
Any content you find on Sunny Seeds Nutrition Blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition.

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