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Spring Onion Noodle Soup with Lemon Sour Cream and Herbed Cheese Toast

Yield 4-6 servings

Ingredients

Spring Onion Noodle Soup

Lemon Sour Cream

Herbed Cheese Toast

Instructions

Directions for Spring Onion Noodle Soup

  1. Preheat your broiler now so it’s ready for your bread later.
  2. In a 4-quart Dutch oven, heat the butter and the olive oil over medium-low heat until the butter is melted.  Add the onion slices (hopefully you found a Vidalia!) and stir until the onion is coated.  Cover the onion and cook it for 15 minutes, occasionally stirring, until it’s translucent and soft.
    1. While the onions are cooking, assemble the bread (directions below).
  3. Stir in the leeks and green onions and cook them covered for 10 minutes more or until the leeks are softened.
    1. While the leeks and green onions are cooking, assemble the Lemon Sour Cream (directions below).
  4. Stir in the peas and add the chicken broth, water, pasta, and salt.  Bring it all to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer it all uncovered for 5 minutes, adding in the lemon juice and basil leaves at the end.
  5. Serve the soup with a dollop of Lemon Sour Cream on top and two slices of Herbed Cheese Toast!

Directions for Lemon Sour Cream

  1. In a small bowl, mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, chives, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.  Stir until it’s all combined and forms a beautiful cream sauce.

Directions for Herbed Cheese Toast

  1. Cut the baguette into slices of your desired thickness.  We usually keep each slice at about an inch to an inch and a half (too thin and they’re too crispy, too thick and they’re too bread-y).
  2. Smear the top of each slice with butter, then sprinkle each one with dried oregano, dried basil, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper.  We don’t mix them first because we like to control the amount of each seasoning on each slice of bread.
  3. Lastly, top each slice with some shredded Parmesan and mozzarella.
  4. Bake the bread in the preheated broiler until the cheese is melted.  Watch the bread carefully so it doesn’t burn.

Notes

Soup recipe adapted from Better Homes and Garden Magazine, originally created by Hali Ramdene. Herbed Cheese Toast recipe original from Unruly Bliss.

Recipe by Unruly Bliss at http://unrulybliss.com/food/spring-onion-noodle-soup-with-lemon-sour-cream-and-herbed-cheese-toast/