Egg Drop Soup

Ditch the takeout menu and make your own egg drop soup! This easy recipe takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. 

Egg Drop Soup Healthy Recipe Gluten Free

As you’ve likely noticed by now, I love dining out for Asian food then coming home and recreating the dishes at home. In fact, one of the ways I’ve been able to achieve long term weight loss success is by finding ways to make traditionally calorie-rich foods lighter and healthier in my own kitchen. 

Homemade Egg Drop Soup Recipe

If you love Chinese food as much as my family, likely you’re a big fan of egg drop soup. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t a huge fan of it until I started making my own version at home. While restaurant versions tend to be a bit thick and overly salty, my egg drop soup is fresh, fragrant and well balanced.

Liz Pouring in Chicken Broth

Of course, the secret to any good soup is good broth. Short of making my own homemade stock, I love working with Imagine Organic Free Range Chicken Broth. Made with the finest organic free range chicken and the freshest vegetables, it’s a great time saver in the kitchen that adds flavor to endless soups and other dishes.

Liz Slicing Scallions

To bring out all of the flavors, I like to go pretty heavy with the minced scallions. I use about 2 tablespoons per serving but you can feel free to dial it down if you prefer.

Egg Drop Soup Healthy Recipe Gluten Free
Healthy Egg Drop Soup Recipe

For a fragrant nutty flavor, toasted sesame oil is essential. Since I keep a well-stocked pantry for Asian cooking, I always have it on hand but you can find it on Amazon or at most major grocery stores or Asian food markets. 

What are your favorite Chinese food dishes that you’d like to see me lighten? I’d love to hear from you!

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Egg Drop Soup - Healthy Recipe Gluten Free

Egg Drop Soup

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Ditch the takeout menu and make your own egg drop soup! This easy recipe takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. 
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 10 minutes
Servings: 4



  • Heat half of the sesame oil (1 teaspoon) over medium-high heat in a medium soup pot. Stir in ginger and garlic and heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Whisk in the Imagine Free Range Chicken Broth along with the rice wine vinegar and soy sauce. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce to a simmer. 
  • Slowly pour in the whisked eggs while continuously whisking the soup mixture. Cook until eggs just set, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the scallions. Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste. You may also wish to add in more sesame oil. 


Recipe inspired by Gimme Some Oven


Serving: 2cupsCalories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 2.9gProtein: 8.5gFat: 8.3gSaturated Fat: 1.8gMonounsaturated Fat: 6.5gCholesterol: 223mgSodium: 1548mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.3g

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