Vegetarian Avgolemono Soup


This vegetarian avgolemono soup is a wonderful recipe that comes together quickly and makes for a very flavorful dinner! We eat this lemon orzo soup it by itself with some crackers but it would be lovely to accompany a Greek main dish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 4 large carrots, chopped

  • 5 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 8 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 cup orzo

  • 3 large eggs

  • 2 medium lemons, juiced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, and onion; cook until veggies soften and flavors have mingled, about 3 minutes.

  2. Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Cook for at least 20 minutes, until vegetables are tender, or longer for a more flavorful broth.

  3. Use a slotted spoon to transfer vegetable chunks to a food processor. Blend until smooth and return to the pot.

  4. Add orzo and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, whisk eggs and lemon juice in a bowl. Add a few tablespoons of hot broth to the lemon-egg mixture, whisking constantly to avoid curdling the eggs. Continue until lemon-egg mixture is hot, then add to the broth.

  6. Reduce heat and cook, without boiling, until soup thickens a bit, about 3 minutes. Allow soup to cool slightly before serving; it will become even thicker. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
6g Fat
27g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 81mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 24mg 118%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 307mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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