Healthy Italian Wedding Soup

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A healthy Italian wedding soup recipe, made with tender chicken meatballs, quinoa, kale & cannellini beans. this lightened-up Italian wedding soup gets an extra punch of flavor from lemon juice & lots of pesto, making it a cozy & comforting soup & fresh easy weeknight dinner all at once!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced

  • 2–3 carrots, diced

  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

  • Kosher salt & ground black pepper

  • 1 head garlic, halved crosswise & excess paper discarded (see Recipe Notes)

  • ½ cup dry quinoa, rinsed

  • 64 ounces low-sodium chicken stock

  • 2 lemons, juiced