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Avgolemono (Greek Egg Lemon Soup)

Avgolemono (Greek Egg Lemon Soup)


In my family, avgolemono soup is our go-to favorite for sick days. There’s nothing quite like a big bowl of lemony goodness to make the sniffles go away! Though avgolemono is a popular dish at Greek restaurants, they’re never quite the same as my family’s homemade version.

I’ve adapted this recipe for vegetarians — my meat-eating family uses chicken broth & a teaspoon of chicken broth powder in lieu of vegetable broth.

Avgolemono Soup


  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • juice of one whole fresh lemon
  • 1 cup uncooked small grain rice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Bring vegetable broth and water to boil in a 3 quart pot.
2. Add rice. Cook on low 20 minutes.
3. Put 1 egg in blender and blend.
4. Add only one cup of HOT broth only into blended egg in blender, but do this with only a quarter cup at a time. Re-blend after each quarter cup. This is so the egg doesn’t curdle.
5. Pour egg/broth mixture into the rest of the soup.
6. Stir in lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste if desired. Serve with lemon slices.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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3:26AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

Thank you :)

3:20PM PST on Feb 27, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

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3:04AM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

Thank you

2:09PM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

What a lovely idea this is, and have to say thank you to joanna e. for her delicious sounding contribution.

2:16AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

Thank you for the share!

6:15PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

Thanks for the article.

2:32AM PDT on Apr 1, 2012

thanks for sharing

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