Greek soup makes a great family dinner for a pleasant change.

When you think you have tried every available soup recipe, check out the best Greek soup recipes for something a little bit different.

Exotic sounding soups like Avgolemono, giouvarlakia, fakes, revithia and fasolatha are all delicious and healthy.

Avgolemono soup is the classic Greek chicken penicillin. It is a heavenly, velvety soup with a savory chicken broth, tart lemons and egg yolks. The combination creates a smooth and comforting soup perfect for a new twist on the classic chicken soup.

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Deliciously satisfying all year round, Giouvarlakia is a simple and traditional Greek soup featuring meatballs in a creamy egg-lemon sauce.

You can create a beautiful Giouvarlakia dish for the entire family with only a few key ingredients and in just a few simple steps.

Soup is such nutritious food and you can use all the leftover vegetables in your pantry.

Best Authentic Avgolemono Soup

Try out one of these exotic soups or go a step further and try one of the top 10 Egyptian soups.

Who doesn’t love hot and tasty soup? It is one of the easiest and most easily digestible Chinese soups.

Best Avgolemono Soup

Revithia is elegant, delicious and healthy for anyone looking to ramp up the good stuff in their diet. It is a refreshing and vibrant summer soup that is great with steamed or boiled white rice.

It is an ancient Greek staple with its roots extending back to the 6th century B.C. in Knidos, Crete.

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Fasolatha is a fried chicken dish well known in south-eastern Europe. It is a tasty, cheap and healthy snack that can easily be prepared in bulk to serve at any feast.

Growing up in Australia and New Zealand, we ate this fresh potato dip called revithia as Aussie breakfast food.  It’s a great dip for cold winter mornings or simple lunches.

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Bulletproof coffee exists because coffee beans used to be impervious to mold. The best coffee we could find, called cafestol, was strong and bitter but still relatively undistilled.

Unexploded bombs are often the reason why old coffees do not last as long as they used to. Coffee beans are still relatively undistilled when used in making bulletproof coffee.

Giouvarlakia Soup Recipe

In the 1940s and 1950s, when coffee was the rage, the U.S. had more than twenty different coffee companies producing the same product. Today, there are only a handful. Anything stronger has too many additives.

It can be extremely difficult to find good quality cocoa. In most parts of the world, you would have to travel to find a farmers’ chocolate shop or chain grocery that roasts their own beans.

Fasolatha White Bean Soup

Luckily there are several alternatives to cocoa worldwide such as Japan, Vietnam, Brazil and U.S.A.

However, the greatest alternative to chocolate is the humble macadamia nut. In the U.S., macadamia nuts can be found in the following varieties: central, oval and bitter.

Fasolatha White Bean Soup Recipe

Also find them in Israel, Argentina, Lebanon and Brazil. The second best option is purely from Ghana and the U.K.
Try them as a snack with easy stir-fries as or with your favorite breakfast cereals.

Pick up a jar of pasta sauce from your grocery store. This simple pantry staple can be used to make sauce for adult and toddler kiddos.

Fakes Lentil Soup

You can simmer leftover zucchini noodles in water or stock for a creamy soup, or streamline the process of making a zoodles-and-cheese soup with leftover chicken.

You can simmer leftover zucchini noodles in water or stock for a creamy soup, or streamline the process of making a zoodles-and-cheese soup with leftover chicken.

Fakes Lentil Soup

If you have carrots leftover from making a few soups, chop them up and bring them on to your soup station. Chop the carrots into small pieces and add them to buckets of leftover chicken or vegetable stock.

Greek Red Lentil Soup

Any dried, flavorful herbs that are dropped into your crockpot are great to add to soup. A few favorites include:

  • Xanthan gum” (found in the refrigerated section of most pharmacies) is a natural source of the available amino acid, tryptophan. It is an essential amino acid that helps your body produce serotonin, the “happy hormones.
  • Ginger is a versatile spice for the kitchen and can add a cozy sweetness and savory flavor to any soup.
Greek Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Create a delicious tahini-based sauce with leftover chicken stock. Tahini is an enzyme created in the mixture of water and oil that has a bright yellow color. It has a neutral flavor and works great as a thickener in soups and as a thickener in dressings.

Create a creamy dairy-free cheddar scramble, using leftover tofu or beans for extra protein. You can keep the empty box of prepared brown rice croutons handy to add variety to the spice mix.

Revithia Greek Chickpea and lemon soup

When you have plenty of vegetables on hand, you can make a huge variety of tasty soups. The possibilities are limitless.

Revithia aka “Rev” which is sold everywhere in supermarkets is delicious Greek gooseberries. They are bitter and crisp and mixed with sour juice make them unique and wonderful.

Revithia Greek Chickpea and Lemon Soup

I usually use frozen gooseberries from India or Finland but you can easily use fresh gooseberries from your local supermarket.

I love to use them in savory soups like my own Carrot Cake Soup with feta, roasted cherry tomatoes and garlicky sour cream. They are also great in a creamy Greek yogurt sauce like my Savoury Goat Cheese Soup.

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