This easy gluten free egg drop soup is one of my favorite quick meals! It’s almost Chinese New Year and I think this would be a great addition to your celebration dinner!
HERE’S THE INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THIS Recipe!
4 Cups Chicken Stock- The broth is important because it adds so much flavor!
2 TBS Cornstarch (optional for keto)
1 TSP Ground Ginger
1/2 TSP Garlic Powder
A drizzle of Toasted Sesame Oil
3 Green Onions, thinly sliced, plus extra for garnish
1/4 c Lemon Juice or Juice From a Lemon if you like it lemony
Salt and Pepper to taste
Here’s how I made this recipe:
Whisk the Broth, Cornstarch, Ginger, and Garlic Powder in a medium saucepan until smooth.
Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
Add Sesame Oil. Stir.
Add Lemon Juice. Stir.
Whisk your Eggs in a bowl.
Once the broth is at a simmer, create a whirlpool with a fork or whisk and slowly pour your Eggs into the Soup as you stir to create egg tendrils.
Remove the pan from heat.
Stir in Green Onions, Salt, and Pepper.
Serve with sprinkled Green Onions.
Is Egg Drop Soup Keto?
Other recipes use corn and sugar in their Egg Drop Soup but if you omit it like we are in this recipe, it’s perfect for keto. 😊
I only used 2 TBSP of cornstarch for this recipe which is a total of 14 carbs. You also have the option of leaving it out. The soup will not be as thick but it will still be delicious!
Even though I only used 2 TBS, the cornstarch is the most keto unfriendly part of this recipe so here are a few alternatives, you can read more about them here!
Glucomannan Powder- it’s tasteless and has only 5 carbs.
Xanthan gum- great for soups, smoothies, and more and it’s 0 net carbs!
Coconut Flour-you’ll need to make it into a slurry in order to add to this soup but it’ll add a sweetness and slight coconut flavor when you’re done if you’re looking to remix the recipe.
I personally have never tried it with the above substitutions, however, I’d love to know if you do how it turns out.
Is Egg Drop Soup good for when you’re sick?
Yes! I love it as an alternative to Chicken Noodle or Chicken Zoodle soup! It’s a great way to get nutrients from broth, lemon juice, and eggs. I don’t know the science behind it but it makes me feel better! It could just be that it’s easy to eat and warm and comforting! lol.
IF YOU LIKE THIS RECIPE YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY THESE:
GLUTEN FREE CRUNCHY THAI CABBAGE SALAD-a perfect appetizer for your egg drop soup or a soup and salad combo!
PRESSURE COOKER BRAISED SHORT RIBS- GLUTEN FREE– in case you’d like your soup to be the appetizer.
GLUTEN FREE PRESSURE COOKER CREAMY SPICY SOUP– the perfect soup for when you’re sick.
This is one of my favorite quick comfort foods! It is filling and delicious! It's better than ordering take out!
- 4 c Chicken or Vegetable Broth
- 2 TBS Cornstarch
- 1 TSP Ground Ginger
- 1/2 TSP Garlic Powder
- 3 Eggs
- A drizzle of Toasted Sesame Oil
- 3 Green Onions, thinly sliced, plus extra for garnish
- 1/4 c Lemon Juice if you like it lemony
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Whisk the Broth, Cornstarch, Ginger, and Garlic Powder in a medium saucepan until smooth. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
- Add Sesame Oil. Stir.
- Add Lemon Juice. Stir.
- Whisk your Eggs in a bowl.
- Once the broth is at a simmer, create a whirlpool with a fork or whisk and slowly pour your Eggs into the Soup as you stir to create egg tendrils.
- Remove the pan from heat. Stir in Green Onions, Salt, and Pepper.
- Serve with sprinkled Green Onions.
I hope you enjoy your soup as much as we do!
Best Wishes for Gluten-Free Dishes!