By Erica McColman, Molly and Erica
As a child my favourite soup was Campbell's Homemade Italian wedding soup. Once I was diagnosed as a Celiac, the only way to enjoy this comforting soup was to make it myself. Using Broya’s chicken broth adds in extra energy enhancing and anti-inflammatory nutritional properties because of the garlic, ginger, turmeric and ginseng.
On top of being really delicious, this recipe is amazing because you can duplicate it easily. I generally batch cook the meatballs and grains, so finishing this soup takes me literally 15 minutes which is amazing for weeknights!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Broth 1 portion
Meatballs 4 portions
For the meatballs:
- ½ small onion, finely diced
- ⅓ cup fresh Italian parsley
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp salt and pepper
- ⅓ cup gluten free breadcrumbs
- ½ cup parmesan (optional)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- Zest of ¼ lemon
- ½ pound ground beef
- ½ pound ground pork (if you don’t eat pork you can substitute for ground lamb or get 1 pound non-lean ground beef, like ground chuck)
- Combine all above ingredients. Note: Do not over mix meatballs they become too dense.
- Roll into 1.5-inch meatballs and bake on a sheet pan with parchment paper at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.
- Keep a quarter of the meat balls for soup and freeze the rest for a later use.
For the broth:
- ¼ bag chopped organic frozen spinach, thawed, rinsed and drained
- ½ cup of gluten free grain of your choice cooked to the directions on package
- 1 bottle of Broya chicken broth
- S & P, to taste
- 1 large egg
- Two tablespoons fresh parmesan finely grated
- Parsley and lemon wedge, for garnish (optional)
- Add cooked quinoa to replace the tiny pasta balls in the classic version of Italian wedding soup.
- Sub in diced zucchini for the gluten-free grain for a paleo version. (Make sure to take out the Parmesan and gluten free breadcrumbs as well)
- Gently heat Broya chicken broth.
- In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and parmesan.
- Add in spinach & desired amount of meatballs to the broth and simmer.
- Add in cooked gluten free grain (optional).
- Gently in egg and parmesan mixture.
- Salt and pepper to taste, garnish with parsley and lemon and enjoy!
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