Spring Greens and Meatball Soup


40 Minutes

Serves 4

What you'll need…

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1-2 Red chillis
  • 1 Litre chicken stock
  • 200g Spring greens
  • 3 Tablespoons orzo
  • 50g Parmesan
  • 1 Crustless slice white bread, drizzled with 2 tablespoons milk
  • 250g Pork mince
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/2 Crushed garlic clove
  • 2 Tablespoons grated parmesan
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The method


To make the meatballs, break up the soaked bread into a mixing bowl, then add in the mince, egg yolk, parsley, crushed garlic and parmesan. Season well and mix until combined.


Roll the mixture into 24 marble-sized balls and fry the meatballs all over in a large non-stick pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Scoop onto a plate once cooked through.


Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the same pan. Fry the onion, with a good pinch of salt, for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown.


Stir in the garlic and chilli, and cook for 2 minutes. Add the stock, spring greens, orzo and meatballs, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the orzo and greens are cooked. Sprinkle over the parmesan to serve. Enjoy!

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