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Vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup

Vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup

83 Ratings
83 Ratings
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Vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup
Makes: 6 Servings
Total Cost: $$$$

This savory, vegetable matzo ball soup is a delicious and quick meal on a cold evening.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Matzo Balls:
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 cup vegetable broth, low-sodium
  • 1/2 cup unsalted matzo meal
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • salt (1/2 teaspoon, optional)
Ingredients for Broth:
  • 6 cups vegetable broth, low-sodium
  • 4 carrots (cut into 1/4 inch slices)
  • 2 onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups parsnips, sliced (medium)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill
  • salt and pepper (to taste, optional)

Directions

Wash hands with soap and water.

To Make Matzo Balls:

  1. Stir together eggs, oil, and vegetable stock in a small bowl. Add matzo meal, dill, and salt. Stir until evenly combined. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes to 8 hours.
  2. Bring large pot of water to a boil; add a dash of salt. Using olive oiled hands, form dough into 12 1-inch balls.
  3. Drop the balls one at a time into the boiling water. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

To Make Broth:

  1. While matzo balls are simmering, make soup by adding all ingredients and bringing to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. To serve, spoon 2 cooked matzo balls into a bowl and ladle 1 cup of soup over them.

Notes

Recipe cost can be reduced by substituting dried dill for fresh dill.

Source:

Boston University Sargent Choice Nutrition Center

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 2 cooked matzo balls with 1 cup soup, 1/6 of recipe (423g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 170
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 129 mg
Carbohydrates 25 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 7 g
Added Sugars included 1 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin D N/A
Calcium 54 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 273 mg

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Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 170
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Carbohydrates 25 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 7 g
Added Sugars included 1 g
Protein 4 g
Minerals
Calcium 54 mg
Potassium 273 mg
Sodium 129 mg
Copper 14 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 276 mcg RAE
Vitamin C 11 mg

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Please note: nutrient values are subject to change as data is updated

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 3/4 cups
Grains 1/2 ounces
Protein Foods 1/2 ounces

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I made this for a Jewish friend's birthday celebration and she really enjoyed it! (Although I admit that I added some more salt to it.)

11/24/21
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