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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

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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Greek Spinach Rice (Recipe)
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57 comments

William C
William C7 months ago

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W. C
W. C8 months ago

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Elisa F.
Elisa F3 years ago

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Elena T.
Elena Poensgen4 years ago

Thank you :)

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Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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g             d c.
g d c4 years ago

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Winn Adams
Winn A4 years ago

Yummmmmmmmm

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Elena T.
Elena Poensgen4 years ago

Thank you

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Lynn C.
Lynn C4 years ago

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

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Danuta Watola
Danuta W4 years ago

Thank you for the share!

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