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Summer Basil Pesto Mezzaluna Soup

Summer Basil Pesto Mezzaluna Soup

I love soup. If you’ve been reading Katie’s Cucina for the past 4.5 years you should know this already. I use to make a pot of soup every single week. I would portion off the soup on a Sunday afternoon and have it with my lunch during the work week. Just in the past few week’s I’ve started making a big pot of soup each week. I’m finding that it’s an almost guaranteed way I’ll get to eat lunch with baby in tote.

Baby Ryder in his Bumbo Chair

I am all for quick and easy, and this soup came about because I was hungry after an intense workout at baby boot camp. I just started grabbing food from my pantry and refrigerator. I love a good tortellini soup and as soon as I started scouring my pantry I knew I would use the box of mezzaluna I purchased from World Market a few months back. I’ve made this soup two more times since my original creation. If I can make this soup with a then 3.5 month old bright-eyed and cooing at my feet so can you! I figured I would share a cute photo I snapped of Ryder while I was photographing this soup. He recently started sitting in his Bumbo chair. I think he likes it for the most part and it’s helping him to get the hang of sitting on his own. Of course heavily assisted.

Summer Basil Pesto Mezzaluna Soup

Katie Original Recipe

Summer Basil Pesto Mezzaluna Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4-6

Summer Basil Pesto Mezzaluna Soup


  • 48 oz Chicken Stock
  • 5 oz Fresh Spinach
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Zucchini, Julianne(about 1 cup)
  • 2 cups Mezzaluna w/ Basil Pesto Filling
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dill, minced
  • 1 tsp parsley, minced
  • 1/4 cup green onion, sliced


  1. In a large stock pot, bring the chicken stock to a boil. Then add in the fresh spinach, lemon juice, julianned zucchini, mezzaluna, and black pepper.
  2. Cook for 10 minutes (on medium-high)until the mezzaluna is al dente. Then add in the fresh dill, parsley, and green onions, simmer on low for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!


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4 Responses to “Summer Basil Pesto Mezzaluna Soup”

  1. Carol at Wild Goose Tea posted on August 6, 2014 at 9:16 pm (#)

    What a cutie for a baby. You got lucky! I love soup year round. And a soup like this is one of my favorites. Not to heavy, but very flavorful. I pinned it.

    • Katie replied on August 11th, 2014 at 10:50 pm

      Thanks Carol … I think he’s pretty stinking cute, but then again I’m biased! 😉

  2. Christine at Cook the Story posted on August 7, 2014 at 9:58 am (#)

    I’m loving all that basil pesto!

    • Katie replied on August 11th, 2014 at 10:50 pm

      Sooo good!

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