Orzo & tomato soup

Make our simple, budget-friendly tomato, orzo and chickpea soup in just 30 minutes. This easy, vegetarian family meal is healthy and even low fat

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 349
  • fat 12g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 45g
  • sugars 9g
  • fibre 8g
  • protein 12g
  • salt 0.6g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can chickpeas
  • 150g orzo pasta
  • 700ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto
  • crusty bread, to serve

Method

  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and celery and fry for 10-15 mins, or until starting to soften, then add the garlic and cook for 1 min more. Stir in all the other ingredients, except for the pesto and remaining oil, and bring to the boil.

  2. Reduce the heat and leave to simmer for 6-8 mins, or until the orzo is tender. Season to taste, then ladle into bowls.

  3. Stir the remaining oil with the pesto, then drizzle over the soup. Serve with chunks of crusty bread.