Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Anti Inflammatory

Minestra Maritata (Italian Wedding Soup)




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4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1 ⅓ cups chopped yellow onion

⅔ cup chopped carrot

⅔ cup chopped celery

2 tablespoons minced garlic

6 cups unsalted chicken broth

6 ounces orzo, preferably whole-wheat

1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

½ teaspoon kosher salt

24 cooked chicken meatballs (12 ounces), such as Easy Chicken Meatballs (see associated recipe)

4 cups baby spinach

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, 4 to 5 minutes.

Add broth, cover and bring to a boil. Add orzo, oregano and salt; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the orzo is just tender, about 9 minutes.

Stir in meatballs and spinach; cook until the meatballs are heated through and the spinach is wilted, 2 to 4 minutes.

Serve sprinkled with cheese and drizzled with the remaining 3 tablespoons oil.


Serving Size



415 kcal

Total Fat

19 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat



101 mg


728 mg

Total Carbohydrate

36 g

Dietary Fiber

4 g

Total Sugars

5 g


26 g




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