You need this recipe for vegan Greek lemon soup with orzo in your life! This recipe uses no eggs but is as creamy and delicious as the original.
I am half Greek (actually 50% exactly according to my 23 and Me results). A traditional dish I grew up watching my grandma make was Greek lemon soup or avgolemono. Especially on Easter, this soup was always part of the Easter dinner spread.
When I went vegan almost three years ago, I pushed myself to reimagine classic meals I had always made, but with a vegan twist. I never wanted to feel that by going vegan that I had to “give up” things. What I’ve learned from these past three years is that there is always a way to satisfy the same craving for meals I loved before going vegan. Chicken wings? Meet cauliflower wings. Mac-n-cheese? Have you tasted the deliciousness that is Daiya Mac-n-cheese?
And now it was time to reinvent my grandma’s Greek lemon soup to be vegan!
What is Avgolemono?
Avgolemono (pronounced ahv-goh-lem–uh-noh) is a sauce made with eggs, lemon, and chicken broth. This sauce is a staple in Greek cooking and used on top of vegetables, rice, meats or to make lemon soup as we will today!
Traditionally, the sauce is made by beating eggs with lemon juice until frothy and tempering the eggs by slowly adding the hot broth to the eggs. This avoids ending up with scrambled eggs. Once the eggs are tempered, you add them back into the soup for a thick and creamy result!
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Vegan Greek Lemon Soup
I am going completely authentic with this vegan Greek lemon soup recipe. We are sticking with the basics here – broth, lemon, “eggs,” carrots, celery, and herbs.
Here are all the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:
- Olive oil
- Green onions (both the white and green parts)
- Vegetable Better Than Bouillon
- Fresh Parsley
- White Pepper
This recipe doesn’t require a ton of ingredients to make, which is always a plus! Ready to start cooking?
Let me know if you try this recipe, and please leave a comment and rating below if you do. This recipe would be a perfect addition to your Easter dinner or on a cold winter day. Make sure you are also following along on Instagram and Pinterest for more food inspiration!