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 39 soup recipes. I eat soup all year long, both hot and chilled varieties.
This Spinach Egg Drop Soup isn't completely my recipe, though. It's such an easy egg drop soup recipe that it was created by my 7-year old daughter, Amanda, with just a little help from me. This is NOT a traditional egg drop soup recipe, 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 normally ingredients in 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!
Looking for more recipes with spinach and eggs? Check out my some of my favorite recipes using spinach, eggs, or both.
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Spinach Egg Drop Soup
- 2 ½ cups chicken stock or broth
- 1 cup fresh chopped spinach
- ⅛ 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.
Very easy and tasty. Will make this often. May replace salt with soy sauce.
Wow! Sounds yummy. I made this again tonight.
Bryson Fico says
Excellent soup the parsley and onion enhance the flavor perfectly.
I have become a big fan of Jamie Oliver's quick 5 ingredient recipes and you are definitely giving Jamie a run for the money with this one!
Also, my roomie has GI problems and has a hard time keeping her iron levels up. There are only so many ways you can cook spinach and this is a much welcome addition. Can't have dairy either so a spinach soup that isn't like the multitude "cream of..." recipes is just what was needed.
It's light, it's VERY quick to make and it tastes great! Love the way the parsley comes through with the spinach. Now you make sure Amanda gets those five stars! Ok?
P.S. Your calculator that automatically adjusts ingredient amounts for the number of portions one wants to make is great. Haven't seen that on any other site so far.
Easy, I've been doing it for a few months now
I made this for a late dinner tonight. I’ve never made egg drop soup myself but had a craving and this is the recipe I chose . Delicious, filling and the easiest quickest dinner I’ve made!
I did NOT want to cook dinner at all today, but also didn't want my classic lazy dinner of scrambled eggs. This was super easy and super delicious!
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it. It's probably one of the easiest recipes I have so far.