Avgolemono Soup Recipe

Avgolemono Soup Recipe

How To Make Avgolemono Soup

Avgolemono soup is a classic Greek soup that highlights lemon juice and zest along with the enticing flavor of chicken broth mixed with orzo.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 4cupschicken broth
  • ½cuporzo,or long-grain rice
  • 2large eggs
  • 3tbspfresh lemon juice
  • 1tsplemon zest,grated
  • sea salt and freshly ground white pepper,to taste
  • 2tbspdill,or parsley, chopped


  1. In a large saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil. Add orzo. Cover, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until orzo is al dente

  2. Simmer according to package directions or until grains are tender. Do not drain; set aside.

  3. In a bowl, beat eggs until thick. Whisk in lemon juice and zest

  4. Gradually add ½ cup of hot broth from the saucepan, whisking constantly Add 2 more ½ cup of broth, whisking after each addition.

  5. Pour mixture back into the saucepan and reheat, stirring with a wooden spoon until egg cooks and soup slightly thickens.

  6. Do not boil or eggs will curdle. Add salt and pepper to taste, then sprinkle with dill or parsley.

  7. Serve hot or cold.


  • Calories: 177.52kcal
  • Fat: 5.55g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.60g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.33g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.07g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.19g
  • Fiber: 0.72g
  • Sugar: 4.54g
  • Protein: 11.26g
  • Cholesterol: 100.20mg
  • Sodium: 678.14mg
  • Calcium: 53.15mg
  • Potassium: 379.68mg
  • Iron: 1.88mg
  • Vitamin A: 46.96µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.33mg
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