3/29/10

Dill-icious Matzo Ball Soup for Passover or Just Because

Today is Passover, but also mine and Anna's 31st bday!!! Yeai :)

I'm a cultural Jew: I don't keep kosher, or Shabbat, or go to synagogue. But I like Jewish traditions and culture, and of course Jewish food.

One of my favorites is a matzo ball soup. I always use a boxed mix and add a few extra ingredients to give it my own spin.

Dill-icious Matzo Ball Soup
1 boxed mix of matzo ball soup
1/4 cup chopped dill
2 cups defrosted peas
4 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced

Follow directions on the box, but add 1/4 cup dill to the matzo ball mix. Add peas and carrots during the last 5 minutes of the cooking process. Enjoy!

18 comments:

♥peachkins♥ said...

Look at that soup...it looks soup-er tasty!

Fearless Kitchen said...

I have to admit that I've never really gotten into matzo ball soup, but the people making it didn't add vegetables and dill like you did. Yours looks very palatable!

Lauren (Healthy Delicious) said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Today is so cold and rainy... perfect day for matzoh ball soup

BlueToYou said...

happy birthday!! my mom always used dill in her matza ball soup. pureed carrots (or carrot baby food if you're lazy) is another great ingredient to add!

5 Star Foodie said...

Happy birthday and happy Passover tonight! Your matzo ball soup looks very yummy!

I had to go buy all the Passover stuff today to celebrate at home - we were going to NY but our trip got canceled cause Hannah's got strep :(

Lo said...

Mmm. Those matzo balls are gorgeous! Love the dill -- both for the color and the flavor. Have a peaceful (and delicious) Passover!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Happy birthday to you and your sister and happy passover. Your soup looks yummy.
*kisses* HH

The Nervous Cook said...

Dill is definitely the key to matzoh ball soup! That looks like a delicious batch -- I wish I had some right now.

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Passover... We are going to someones house tonight and then having a nice Seder at my house tomorrow, and Matzo Ball soup is on the menu this version looks yummy!!!!

Allison said...

I found you through Tastespotting. This recipe looks great! I like the spring-y twist on the traditional soup, which I find rather boring. I'll have to give it a try with my family tomorrow. Thanks!

Fran said...

What a great idea to introduce dill to the matzo balls. I think I'll try that this week.

Happy Passover!

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

did you read my mind or read my tweets! i was just raving about matzo ball soup and said i needed to learn how to make matzo balls! well you just showed me how thanks! :)

grace said...

a very happy (belated) birthday to you, olga!
everything about this soup is appealing, from the delicious matzo balls to the amazingly flavorful broth. lovely. :)

K said...

Happy happy birthday!! Well, now belated, but I sent a Tweet on the right day at least, haha!

Linn @ Swedish Home Cooking said...

I love soup! When I lived in Sweden I used to have soup all fall. It's warming and a great meal cause you can put almost everything in it. I just started an online cooking show, please check it out!

Junglefrog said...

Ooo, I missed your birthday!!! I hope you had a fabulous day Olga and that lovely soup looks gorgeous with those matzo balls!

Megan said...

Ooh, this looks so good with all that dill. We're actually going to my boyfriend's parents' house tonight to celebrate Passover. They always just pick a night when everyone is around to celebrate. I'm definitely looking forward to the soup... and the brisket. Then next weekend, my family is coming up to visit, and we're going to do an Easter lunch and celebrate some birthdays.


Happy belated birthday to you!

Lori Lynn said...

Happy Belated Birthday.
Your matzoh balls look great, I add dill (and parsley) to mine too!
LL