Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lemon Vegetable Soup with Cheese Ravioletti

Many of us have been experiencing the forces of Mother Nature.  An Earthquake on the East Coast, Hurricane Irene, followed by Tropical Storm Lee, and the most destructive has been the raging wildfires in Texas.

When it feels like it is all going to pot, soup is best.  A good bowl of soup has a way of putting the world back into perspective for at least a little while.

This recipe belongs to the Cooking Photographer www.thecookingphotographer.com  This is a simple and soulful soup.


Lemon Vegetable Soup with Cheese Ravioletti
Serves 4-5
Recipe from Cooking Photographer
www.thecookingphotographer.com

Ingredients:
1 lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup diced onion
3/4 cup carrots
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 (14 ounce) cans vegetable or chicken broth
5 cups water
1 tablespoon dried dill
9-ounce package three cheese ravioletti (found with the refrigerated pasta)
1-1/2 cups frozen peas
Salt and pepper to taste
More olive oil and grated parmesan for serving

Directions:
Take the lemon and shave the peel into one-inch strips with a knife or vegetable peeler, then squeeze 1 tablespoon of juice and seta side.

In a 5 quart or larger saucepan, heat the oil over medium high heat until shiny.  Add the onion, carrots, and celery.  Add the wine and cook stirring occasionally until sweated and tender crisp.  About 5 minutes.

Add the broth, water, and lemon peel.  Heat until boiling over medium high heat.  Reduce heat to low and cover.  let simmer for 10 more minutes or until vegetables are tender.  Add the ravioletti and cook for 4 minutes, then add the peas and cook another minute.

Take off the heat and add the lemon juice, salt and pepper.  Spoon into bowls and top with parmesan and a drizzle of good olive oil.

Note: Don't eat the lemon zest pieces.


Enjoy!


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32 comments:

Karen @ SiciLean said...

Now this certainly is comfort food! After a very rainy week in NY, this soup is just what I need. Thanks for the inspiration!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. I have some pea soup on the stove right now, but it's no where near as pretty looking as your soup is! Looks great-enjoy:@)

Abbey said...

Oh I'm so sorry about your friend in Texas. My thoughts are with him and everyone else who suffered through the many recent natural disasters. Your soup looks and sounds wonderful, and very comforting.

Angie's Recipes said...

I am so sorry to learn that your friend in Texas has lost everything.
We just had some pumpkin soup, but I love yours with ravioletti!

Big Dude said...

Until recently, my main use of lemons was to squeeze into tea or water, but after the chicken piccata, jalapeno lime chicken, etc, I believe I like citrus in lots of ways and I believe this would be another one.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

My prayers are for your friend in Texas. Hope he and all the people rebuild what they have lost.
Also soup looks very comforting.
Deepa

That Girl said...

Our extreme weather has been the heat and humidity. It's crazy how the nation is almost under siege by mother nature.

Intuitive Eggplant said...

You're right about the comfort of a good soup. Although I fear it will take more than that to bring normalcy to your Texas friend.

We've had a sudden dip in temps this week (I will NOT turn on the furnace since I just turned off the a/c), and this recipe sounds especially enticing. Love the lemon, and would never have thought of it. Thanks!

Siddy said...

Oh dear! this tastes so delicious I would eat it right now :) Seems perfect for the upcoming Winters... I'm bookmarking this along with practically all your other recipes :)

xx
Siddy
www.SiddySays.com

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Simple and soulful hits the spot!!

I am so sorry about your friend's home. It is really horrible here. We are safe (practically in downtown), but there are so many who are losing so much. We desperately need rain. My heart goes out to all who have lost their homes and their belongings. blessings ~ tanna

rosaria said...

Oh yummmmm!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

A soup with ravioli! Genius! I have never thought to combine those too.Guess i figured you always had to have noodles but who made that rule! Love this idea and the soup looks fantastic!

We Are Not Martha said...

The flavors in this soup sound absolutely incredible... I'm so sorry about your friend; that's horrible! :(

Sues

Cooking Creation said...

I would love a bowl of this right now! I'm so sorry to hear about your friend in TX :(

Erica said...

Rael comfort foood....I love soups!!!I am sorry about your friend!

teresa said...

this weather really has been difficult hasn't it! what a wonderful pot of soup, i love the lemon flavors!

amy @ fearless homemaker said...

this looks just delicious + i love the addition of lemon - what a fabulous idea!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

There has been so much heartbreak with natural disasters the past few weeks! Comfort food is the best offering we can make. This is a wonderful one!

Barbara said...

Soups are always so difficult to photograph. Not so with this fabulous one. And I bet the lemon in this soup is marvelous.

tasteofbeirut said...

Light and delicious! What a great idea for a soup for the beginning of Fall!

Chris said...

This looks like one of those soups that won't leave you hungry!

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

I love the addition of lemon in this soup!

Pierce said...

I am always good to try new soups. Love soup...we eat it most days for lunch. This is a lovely version that I think I would like to have a go at - thanks for the link for a new foodie blog too :-)

Joanne said...

Mmm I love Laura's recipes and this looks like something I really want to cuddle up with on a cold rainy day!

Beth said...

This soup looks delicious and filling. One of the best things about the fall is that it feels right to start making soup again.

girlichef said...

I love lemon chicken soup...and I know I would love this lemon veggie soup just as much...especially w/ the ravioli. Beautiful :D

Nil said...

Hello Velva. I love lemon.Your blog is always wonderful. I loved the recipe. Regards, Nil

elisabeth@foodandthrift said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. Natural disasters can really wipe your home out...as long as no one was hurt that means everything! Not easy to start all over!
Your soup is so delicious and comforting...love the lemony flavor, and the little ravioletti:DDD

Julie said...

This looks very comforting indeed.

Karen said...

I tend to make something very similar to this quite often. Although I don't want to see Summer leave, I am happy that soup weather is right around the corner!

Catherine said...

Dear Velva, I so agree with you. The world seems to be spinning faster. Not just with "Mother Nature" but also with life. A good bowl of soup is very comforting. Blessings, Catherine xo

Simona said...

I have read many nterestng recipes in your blog that I think i will try kiss from italy Simmy

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