nutritional information


  • Calories: 144
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Total Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Cholesterol: 53 mg
  • Sodium: 528 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 5 g

Greek Avgolemono Soup

Greek Avgolemono Soup

Serves 8

When reheating this soup, warm it over low heat without bringing it to a boil, to prevent the eggs from curdling.
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 medium leeks, white parts finely chopped (4 cups)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 small carrots, peeled and diced (¾ cup)
  • 6 cups no-chicken broth
  • ½ cup orzo pasta
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tbs. lemon juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh mint
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh oregano
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish

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.

January 2008

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Virginia - 2014-02-20 21:27:49

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Amrit - 2013-12-13 06:50:25

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!

Chantal - 2013-04-30 19:52:19

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

Jamie Wolf - 2013-03-11 00:30:20

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.

M - 2013-02-27 01:46:13

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.

Misty Gorrie - 2012-11-28 05:14:46

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

Jess - 2012-06-25 23:32:00

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

Anonymous - 2011-05-04 11:31:15

Our whole family loves this soup!

Kristine - 2011-02-20 17:33:46

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

Megan - 2011-01-16 19:23:08

I LOVE this soup!

Jen - 2009-12-23 13:48:30

Can you do this recipe in a slow cooker?

DJ - 2011-10-18 20:52:31