Our 5 Best Avgolemono Soup Recipes
Avgolemono soup, called avgolemono soupa in Greek, is traditionally a rice and chicken broth-based soup that is thickened with a combination of beaten eggs and lemon juice. It's actually shockingly simple to make and we've rounded up our top-rated avgolemono recipes to take the guesswork out of making this soup at home. Here you'll find recipes for the classic Greek egg-lemon soup, avgolemono with orzo, vegetarian avgolemono and more.
Greek Lemon and Chicken Soup (Avgolemono)
This version of avgolemono uses orzo pasta instead of the more-common rice. The result is a deliciously thick and creamy soup, which is made easy thanks to store-bought broth and shredded chicken. You can easily omit the shredded chicken and use vegetable broth instead for a vegetarian avgolemono soup.
This avgolemono straight from Yiayia's kitchen starts out with homemade chicken broth made from a whole chicken. It's an extra step that you'll find is worth the effort once you try this nourishing from-scratch soup!
Greek Avgolemono Chicken Soup
Recipe creator Dimitra shared her ultra-traditional rendition of Greek egg-lemon soup and it has been getting rave reviews ever since. Just four main ingredients are needed to make this basic avgolemono: chicken, eggs, lemon juice, and rice.
Avgolemono might be traditionally made with chicken broth, but it's easy to make a vegetarian version with vegetable broth. This recipe calls for making a homemade vegetable broth, but you can easily use your favorite good-quality store-bought broth for a delicious meal made in under 30 minutes.