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Greek Lemon Soup

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

Greek Lemon Soup or Avgolemonosoup is simple, light, and nourishing. It’s a soothing perfection to eat on the down days during cancer treatment. It’s a sunnier, slightly exotic version of the chicken noodle soup, and...


  • 7 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup orzo pasta
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • Lemon slices, to garnish
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Nutrition Facts


304 cals


9 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

4 g


37 g


8 g


2 g


19 g


1158 mg


  1. In a large pot, bring the stock to a boil. Add the orzo and cook for five minutes. Turn off the heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs until frothy, then add the lemon juice and one tablespoon of cold water. Very slowly stir in a ladleful of the hot chicken stock, then add one or two more. With the heat still off, add the egg mixture to the pot and stir well. (See Chef Tip)
  3. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately, garnished with lemon slices and fresh herbs.

Chef Tips

Be sure not to let the soup boil after the eggs have been added, or the liquid will curdle. Same goes for heating leftovers, reheat very slowly and carefully over low heat.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society

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