4/25/16

Not Your Bubbe's Matzo Ball Soup: Boxed Matzo Ball Soup With Broccoli, Fennel & Peas


It's Passover! Are you celebrating? I must admit I'm not giving up bread. Or pasta. Or rice. Nothing really. Still, I thought I should do something Passover'ish...and so I bought a boxed mix of matzo balls at my store.

No shame in starting with a boxed mix!

As always, I added a few extra ingredients to the matzo balls themselves and to the broth.

Not Your Bubbe's Matzo Ball Soup: Boxed Matzo Ball Soup With Broccoli, Fennel & Peas

1) When making matzo balls, I added chopped fresh dill and freshly ground black pepper. I did not have any vegetable oil and used sunflower oil instead.

2) To the chicken broth (store-bought), I added a few outside layers of fennel as it simmered.

3) Once the matzo balls simmered for 15 out of 20 required minutes, I added sliced fennel, broccoli florets, and defrosted peas and simmered everything for 5 more minutes.

I'm having a bowl of this soup for lunch!

If you want to make this into a Meatless Monday meal, clearly use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. Thanks Dana for catching this!!

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