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Velvety fresh parsley soup with meatballs: powerful stuff! Do you have an enormous bunch of parsley in your pantry? This is the perfect recipe!

Parsley Soup with Meatballs

Velvety fresh parsley soup with meatballs: powerful stuff! Do you have an enormous bunch of parsley in your pantry? This is the perfect recipe!

Course Lunch, Soup, Starter
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword parsley soup
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories per serving 416 kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 oz meat mince (250 ml)
  • 1 2/3 lbs fresh celery (750 g), chopped
  • 2 bunches fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 medium potato chopped
  • 4 cups chicken stock (920 ml)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. 1. Add the mince to a bowl and season with a pinch of pepper and salt. Then knead the mince and roll it into small balls. I made 12 meatballs.

    Velvety fresh parsley soup with meatballs: powerful stuff! Do you have an enormous bunch of parsley in your pantry? This is the perfect recipe!
  2. 2. Place them in the fridge until needed later. Add the chopped onion, garlic, bay leaf and olive oil to a large pan.

    Velvety fresh parsley soup with meatballs: powerful stuff! Do you have an enormous bunch of parsley in your pantry? This is the perfect recipe!
  3. 3. Place the pan over medium heat until the oil is hot. Cook the onion for 4 minutes. Then add the chopped celery and potato.

    Velvety fresh parsley soup with meatballs: powerful stuff! Do you have an enormous bunch of parsley in your pantry? This is the perfect recipe!
  4. 4. Stir and cook the celery and potato for 4 minutes. Then add the warm chicken soup and season with a pinch of pepper.

    Velvety fresh parsley soup with meatballs: powerful stuff! Do you have an enormous bunch of parsley in your pantry? This is the perfect recipe!
  5. 5. Stir and cover the pan. Cook the vegetables for 20 minutes. Then mix or blend the soup until smooth.

    Velvety fresh parsley soup with meatballs: powerful stuff! Do you have an enormous bunch of parsley in your pantry? This is the perfect recipe!
  6. 6. Then take the pan off the heat and pour the soup through a fine sieve over another large pan.

    Velvety fresh parsley soup with meatballs: powerful stuff! Do you have an enormous bunch of parsley in your pantry? This is the perfect recipe!
  7. 7. Stir the remaining pulp in the sieve and press it well until there's no liquid coming out of it anymore. Discard the pulp. Prep the flat leaf parsley: discard the tougher stems and keep the leaves and softer stem. Add these to the soup.

    Velvety fresh parsley soup with meatballs: powerful stuff! Do you have an enormous bunch of parsley in your pantry? This is the perfect recipe!
  8. 8. Mix the soup well again until you get a bright green soup.

    Velvety fresh parsley soup with meatballs: powerful stuff! Do you have an enormous bunch of parsley in your pantry? This is the perfect recipe!
  9. 9. Then place it back over medium heat until the soup simmers gently. Check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt. Then add the meatballs.

    Velvety fresh parsley soup with meatballs: powerful stuff! Do you have an enormous bunch of parsley in your pantry? This is the perfect recipe!
  10. 10. Cover the pan again and gently boil the meatballs in the parsley soup for 6 minutes. Scoop the parsley soup into bowls and serve.

    Velvety fresh parsley soup with meatballs: powerful stuff! Do you have an enormous bunch of parsley in your pantry? This is the perfect recipe!