Orzo Soup with Kale & Pesto: Easy Recipe and Full of Flavour

Orzo Soup with Kale & Pesto: Easy Recipe and Full of Flavour

If you want to warm up with a hearty and nutritious soup, try this delicious Orzo Soup with Kale & Pesto. With the added kick of Cox’s Bloody Mary Spicer, this soup will surely become a favourite in your household. It's perfect for a quick dinner, takes only 20 minutes to prepare, and serves four.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Cox’s Bloody Mary Spicer
  • 1 red onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 400g tin butter beans or black beans
  • 80g kale
  • 200g passata
  • 700ml vegetable stock
  • ½ cup dried orzo
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp fresh pesto


  1. Sauté the Onion: Finely chop the red onion and add it to a pot with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Fry for around 5-6 minutes until the onion is soft and translucent.
  2. Add the Garlic: Mince the garlic cloves and add them to the pot. Fry for an additional minute, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
  3. Simmer the Base: Add the passata, vegetable stock, drained beans, and bay leaf to the pot. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add Remaining Ingredients: Stir 1 tbsp of Cox’s Bloody Mary Spicer, chopped kale, orzo, and ½ tsp of salt. Continue to simmer for another 10 minutes or until the orzo is cooked through.
  5. Taste and Adjust: Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with more spicer or salt if needed.
  6. Serve: Ladle the soup into bowls and top each with 1 tbsp of fresh pesto.

This Orzo Soup with Kale and pesto is a delightful blend of flavours. It combines the rich, savoury notes of passata and vegetable stock with the fresh taste of kale and the spicy kick of Cox’s Bloody Mary Spicer. The pesto topping adds a beautiful finishing touch. Enjoy this comforting soup on a cool evening or whenever you need a quick, nutritious meal.

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