Turkey Meatball Soup

The summer so far has been kind to us. Its hot, but not humid,with a nice breeze. And after all the BBQ's and grilled steaks on the weekend, I crave something light, delicious and nourishing...

Turkey Meatball Soup fits the bill.

This is how I make it:

Turkey - around 3/4-1 lb
1 Large carrot
2 Med. onions 
2-3 potatoes
1-2 stalks celery
1-2 cloves of garlic
Salt, pepper

  1. Put a pot with water on the stove to boil
  2. Grind your turkey + 1 onion + garlic, add salt, pepper to taste
  3. Once the water comes to a boil, start forming small turkey balls, around 1" dia, and add as you go to the the boiling water. Reduce heat to med so its simmering nicely during this process.
  4. If you have any scum rising to the top, remove it with a spoon, until you have a clear broth.
  5. Add stalks of celery, peeled carrot, 1 halved onion, circled potatoes ( circled potatoes are potatoes diced into circles for my kids-  you can do it the grown up style - "quartered")
  6. Add salt, pepper, bay leaf ( optional) and finely chopped fresh herbs of your preference. I like dill+cilantro, my classic version.
  7. Reduce heat to low and cover partially with a lid. Leave for 30-40 min.

Voila! You have just made a delicious, light, healthy soup from scratch!

You can also add cooked rice, or small pasta directly to the serving bowl, to beef it up a little. But that's totally optional.

I hope you are proud of yourself.