Although I just shared a list of 11 One-Pot Mediterranean Recipes, I could not help but add a new favorite here: Mediterranean Shrimp Orzo Soup. Step-by-step tutorial below the recipe.
The best way to describe this simple shrimp orzo soup is this: warming, but not coma-inducing.
This orzo soup is one you can certainly make on cooler fall days or in the deep of winter. But if you choose to make it on warmer days, you will regret absolutely nothing! In my opinion, this is a soup for all seasons.
The choice of whole grain orzo pasta lends this soup more fiber and enough body, but keeps the fat content lower. Seared shrimp and scallops add leaner protein, but also lend a bit of a not-your-average-soup feel! I typically only use shrimp, but since I had a small sample of Sizzlefish sea scallops, I threw them in. Feel free to adapt the recipe to what seafood you have on hand!
No surprise to you, I begin the flavoring process by sauteing garlic and onion along with my bell peppers. But the addition of fresh parsley, dill–which I think is the forgotten herb– and lemon juice, add a uniquely Mediterranean finish to this orzo soup. No, you may not skip this part, it wakes everything up!