A slight twist from traditional egg drop soup, this Spinach Egg Drop Soup is light, healthy, and perfect for one or two people.
What I’ve learned in 5 years of food blogging #2: I REALLY love soup. Okay, I knew that long before I started blogging, but since then I’ve shared at least 35 soup recipes. I eat soup all year long, both hot and chilled varieties. This Spinach Egg Drop Soup isn’t completely my recipe, though. Today I am sharing a recipe created by my 7-year old daughter, Amanda, with just a little help from me. This is NOT traditional egg drip soup, but her version.
Spinach Egg Drop Soup
Amanda likes making concoctions or “potions” out of things like soaps, perfumes, and herbs. She wants to learn to cook, but hasn’t yet learned what works well together and what doesn’t, so I have to direct her somewhat. She first started making this soup a few months ago. One day out of nowhere, she said she wanted to make chicken broth with parsley, oregano, and an egg. She had never had egg drop soup that I can remember. I said “Okay, what else?” and we went from there. Parsley and oregano aren’t in traditional egg drop soup, but Amanda loves oregano so much she eats it right out of the garden in the summer! I didn’t have any scallions, so we used yellow onions (another thing Amanda loves). This only makes enough for two small servings, but can easily be doubled. Is it like the Chinese restaurant version? No. It’s different, this Spinach Egg Drop Soup is lighter and healthier, while still delicious. It’s perfect for a light dinner or for lunch. I have plans to share a traditional egg drop soup someday, but today is for Amanda’s first ever real recipe. Maybe I’ll even let her do a guest post later this year!
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- 2 1/2 cups chicken stock or broth
- 1 cup fresh chopped spinach
- 1/8 cup finely chopped yellow onion
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon chopped oregano
- 1 egg, beaten
- pinch each salt and pepper
Combine the chicken stock or broth, chopped onion, parsley, oregano, salt, and pepper in a medium pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
Once the onion is tender, stir in the spinach. Cook for about 30 seconds, then add the beaten egg, stirring constantly to prevent the egg from clumping together, for about 1 minute. Serve hot.