January, soup month at Bijouxs concludes with a bowl of soup that is a super bowl for next Sunday, especially if you are looking for a healthy alternative for a food obsessed day of sports. Greek Lemon Soup cooks up super-quick (microwave option), creamy and satisfying, yet leaves room for cocktails and nibbles of course – a little jewel of a soup.
Greek Lemon Soup holds a dear place in the Bijouxs recipe archive – a soup first made after the birth of my son – fast, healthy food during those exciting and sleepless first months. Today, it is still a go-to soup for a warming healthy bowl of light sustenance. Options abound: make it vegetarian (vegetable broth, no chicken) and cook on the stovetop or microwave.
As you know, citrus runs through the Bijouxs veins and frequently finds its way into recipes. A permanent fixture in the Bijouxs kitchen is a bowl of lemons, ready to add a burst of citrus at a moment’s notice, so imagine the interest in seedless lemons from our friends at Frieda’s Produce (via local Ralph’s market) – now that would be convenient. Turns out the lemons were seedless, perfect for a quick squeeze of juice or pretty sliced for garnish.
Soup meals kept it light and easy for Bijouxs this January – Greek Lemon Soup pairs well a loaf of crusty sourdough bread and a salad of your favorite greens tossed with Bijouxs house dressing, a tarragon infused vinaigrette. Of course, always saving room for dessert.
P.S. The soup is pictured in a beautiful bowl made by a very talented friend and created especially for the Bijouxs kitchen, merci!
As always, enjoy. B