Lemon Soup

Our family’s holiday staple, lemon orzo soup. An easy four ingredient soup that can be whipped up in less than fifteen minutes.

Original recipe makes 8 servings


1 (48 fluid ounce) can chicken broth
2 egg yolks
2 egg whites
1 lemon, juiced
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup uncooked orzo pasta

  • PREP

    5 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    15 mins


  1. Pour chicken broth into a large pot, and bring to a boil. Add orzo pasta, and simmer for 10 minutes, until tender.
  2. In a medium glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites to medium stiff peaks. Stir in egg yolks and lemon juice. When the pasta has finished cooking, Gradually ladle about 1 cup of the soup into the egg mixture while stirring gently. This will heat up the eggs so they will not be shocked by the boiling liquid. Pour the egg mixture into the soup pot, and stir until well blended. Season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.


Calories: 124 kcal
Carbohydrates: 21.2 g
Cholesterol: 56 mg
Fat: 1.9 g
Fiber: 1.4 g
Protein: 6 g
Sodium: 920 mg