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Soupa Avgolemono

Egg and Lemon Soup – “My Way”


1 chicken breast – about 1 lb.
1 medium onion - sliced
2 stalks celery – diced
½ cup parsley – chopped
½ cup carrots - diced
2 eggs
Juice of 1 or 2 lemons
3 tablespoons olive oil
Romano cheese for grating

In a soup pot heat the olive oil and add the veggies and chicken and sauté on low until the onions turn clear.

Add the water one cup at a time and continue to simmer on low. Remove the chicken breast and slice into strips and place back into the soup and continue to simmer on low. DO NOT BOIL YOUR SOUP!

When you are ready to serve the soup, beat the eggs, add the lemon juice to them, and continue to beat with a fork until the mixture is pale and frothy. Add a ladle of hot broth and beat with a fork. Add a little more, and then pour the mixture into the remaining soup, stirring constantly. Heat through, stirring constantly until the soup becomes very slightly creamy, DO NOT let it boil or the eggs will curdle!

Remove the soup from the heat quickly. Taste and add more lemon and seasonings if necessary. The soup should be slightly tart.

Variations – You may add rice, vermicelli, orzo or pastina (tiny pasta grains) to your soup. Prepare them as directed on the package to add to your soup.

This is a traditional Greek soup. I suggest that you treat yourself and your family to this experience with flavor!

Enjoy with love,


Soupa Avgolemono Egg and Lemon Soup – “my Way” on Foodista
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  1. It is 5 degrees, and 10 inches of snow that needs to be shoveled... would love to have this waiting for me

  2. That looks like a beautiful soup!

  3. Thats a lovely soup,perfect for weather...Looks so delicious!

  4. Just saw your blog link on Foodista. This is a soup I've been wanting to make! Thanks for the reminder!

  5. Hey Catherine, my son would so love this soup. He's a chicken and an egg drop fan. It sounds absolutely fabulous; I'm going to add this to my must try list!

  6. Lovely soup..It's bitterly cold in Colorado. I need something like this to survive :-)

  7. I love the simplicity of this soup. It sounds terrific. Perfect for the cold weather here in NJ!

  8. oh mama mia...this is great for winter...would love to try this...thanks for sharing the recipe Catherine....:) thanks for the visit!

  9. I've never had a soup like this! It's so unique and delicious sounding!

  10. I ove, love soups! Perfect for the cold weather in CT!

  11. Mmm...soup looks so yummy! I'll have to try it :)

  12. Oh! This soup sound and look so yummie, love the combination of the ingredients...lemon :-) Will definitely try it, since love lemon :-)

  13. This sounds yummy, especially on a cold night like this. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I love how simple this is! Perfect for when you want something light and refreshing for dinner.

  15. very interesting recipe! Love the lemons!

  16. What a beautiful soup. Looks delicious.

  17. Catherine, what an interesting soup...lots of lemon...would love to try it!


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