Vegetarian Mazo Ball Soup!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


For the matzo balls:
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (or vegetable oil)
2 tablespoons vegetable stock
1/2 cup unsalted matzo meal
1 tablespoon minced flat leaf parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried dill (or 1 tablespoon fresh dill)
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the broth:
6 cups vegetable stock
1 onion, coarsely chopped
1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped
2 carrots, cut into 1/4 inch slices
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 bay leaf
2 green onions, including green parts, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley
salt and pepper

Matzo balls: stir together eggs, butter and vegetable stock in a small bowl. Add the matzo meal, parsley, dill and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir until combined. Cover & refrigerate for at least 15 minutes and up to 8 hours.

2. Boil a large pot of water over high heat; add some salt. Using wet hands, make the dough into 12 1-inch balls. Drop the balls, one at a time, into the boiling water. Reduce heat, simmer for 30 minutes. Matzo balls should be plump, tender and cooked.

3. While the matzo balls are being prepared, make the soup. Sauté onion, celery, and carrots in a large pot or oven with olive oil, until vegetables are slightly brown, about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Add stock and bay leaf and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in parsley and green onions and cook for another 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf and taste. Adjust seasonings to suit taste.

Serve: spoon a cooked matzo ball into a bowl and ladle soup over them.


Raven Garcia said...

Sounds very nice!! Jewish food, in my opinion, is woefully overlooked by people who aren't Jewish. I shall have to try out this recipe!!

I first heard of you through your world music blog (where I left a comment on there also), however when I saw you had this one too I thought I'd check it out. I'm thinking of doing an article soon about eating meat with a conscience.

Megz said...
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Raven Garcia said...

Wow, that's quite an eclectic mix!! I'm from the Virgin Islands but grew up in London.

I LOVE Iranian food, there is a really nice Iranian restaurant near my house.

Megz said...

Ya I don't any persian restraunt near me. Im located in Ohio, USA. I have a lebanese and and Syrian restraunt near my home. Unfortunatly my local Jewish deli shut was sooo good. Hey but Arbys has Rubens ;)

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