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vegetarian matzo ball soup recipe

sljones Apr 15, 2008 01:23 PM

Any favorite vegetarian matzo ball soup recipes to share? I've never made any before, so looking for foolproof recipes! this will be my first seder. My husband is drawing on most of his families recipes, but they used a traditional chicken soup, but we need something to share with our vegetarian guests.

many thanks!


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    missfunkysoul Apr 16, 2008 03:18 PM

    I often make chicken-less chicken soup - same recipe, just a bit heavier on the veggies. It comes out really great. I use carrot, onion, parsnip, turnips, celery, cauliflower (yes, really!) and a HUGE handful of fresh dill. It's very tasty, hearty with the matzo balls, and has the same familiar smell which is kinda cozy. Definitely make it a day ahead though.

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      milklady Apr 15, 2008 09:38 PM

      I'm sure what I do won't seem particularly chowish, but it always works.

      Add several onions, cut in eights, carrots cut in big chunks, celery cut in two inch chunks, a bunch of parsley, and a few whole garlic cloves to a big pot of boiling water, with salt and pepper. You can add other herbs if you'd like. When the veggies are soft, take out all of the parsley, all of the garlic, and most of the celery and half the parsley. Puree it in the food processor or blender. Add it back into the soup. Taste for salt.

      This is a great soup to add matzo balls to. Serve with a piece of the celery and a couple of the carrots, and a matzo ball or two of course.

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        sljones Apr 16, 2008 04:24 AM

        Works for me! Thanks, I may end up doing that!

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