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Greek Avgolemono Soup

When reheating this soup, warm it over low heat without bringing it to a boil, to prevent the eggs from curdling.



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2 Tbs. olive oil
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2 medium leeks, white parts finely chopped (4 cups)
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1 small onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
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2 small carrots, peeled and diced (¾ cup)
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6 cups no-chicken broth
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½ cup orzo pasta
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2 large eggs
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3 Tbs. lemon juice
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¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
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1 Tbs. chopped fresh mint
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1 Tbs. chopped fresh oregano


1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add leeks, onion, carrots, and pinch of salt; cover and cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until vegetables are softened, stirring often.

2. Stir in broth. Season with salt and pepper. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 10 minutes. Add orzo, and cook 11 minutes more, or until orzo is tender. Remove from heat.

3. Whisk together eggs and lemon juice in bowl. Add 3 ladles soup broth to egg mixture, whisking constantly. Whisk egg mixture back into soup, and cook over low heat 2 to 3 minutes, or until soup is thickened, but without letting it come to a boil. Serve sprinkled with parsley, mint, and oregano, and garnished with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Information: 

5 g
Total Fat: 
5 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
21 g
53 mg
528 mg
3 g
5 g
Serves 8

Comments on this Recipe

Can you do this recipe in a slow cooker?

My whole family LOVES this soup! I don't cook much, but they beg me to make this often.

I LOVE this soup!

I did not care for this soup. It was very bland and flavorless.

Our whole family loves this soup!

This soup is so good! I added the fresh mint and oregano to the soup with the orzo and it was delicious.

Excellent! Surprised me with its complex flavor. A hit with the whole family.

It was okay. We had to substitute the leeks, so the onion taste was really strong. I don't really know if I'd make it again, but I'm kind of a picky eater.

I've not made this so I won't speak for the taste but I can tell you right now that this is inauthentic. If you want -Greek- avgolemono nix everything except for the broth, orzo, eggs and lemon juice. As a Greek, I've never seen this dish made with veggies, oregano and especially not mint.

LOVE this lemony soup--refreshing yet comforting at the same time! This "6 soups" feature is my favorite group of VT recipes.

We added a little white wine and red pepper flakes for flavor and heat with a side of grilled pita and Greek yogurt - delicious! This makes a very nice summer soup since it's creamy without being heavy. Will definitely make again!

hmm sounds yummy, will do that...

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This is the creamy lemony soup I made last Friday. It was great to see you .