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Calories in Avgolemono Soup

by
author image Jon Williams
Jon Williams is a clinical psychologist and freelance writer. He has performed, presented and published research on a variety of psychological and physical health issues.
Calories in Avgolemono Soup
A bowl of avgolemono soup. Photo Credit MychkoAlezander/iStock/Getty Images

Avgolemono soup is a traditional Greek soup that has a rich, citrus flavor. It is served hot or cold, as an appetizer and as a main dish. Home cooks and chefs alike improvise portions and ingredients to create variations on this classic, Greek comfort food, so the exact calories per serving vary depending on the recipe.

Ingredients

Basic avgolemono soup ingredients include chicken broth, egg yolks, lemon juice and orzo pasta or rice, according to recipes from CDKitchen.com and MarthaSteward.com. Variations abound, such as described at Boston.com and NYTimes.com, which suggest including diced chicken, lemon zest, whipped egg whites and minced dill.

Calories

On average, a 1-cup serving of avgolemono soup has 138 calories and provides 16 g of carbohydrates, according to MyFitnessPal.com.

Other Nutrition

A 1-cup serving has 3 g of fat, including 1 g of saturated fat, 1 g or polyunsaturated fat and 68 mg of cholesterol, according to MyFitnessPal.com. It has 1,141 mg of sodium. Avgolemono soup does not provide empty calories. It has 316 mg of potassium and 10 g of protein.

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