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Paleo Egg Drop Soup Recipe

Louise | March 25
Paleo Egg Drop Soup Recipe #paleo

This Paleo egg drop soup recipe is faster than getting takeout – and it tastes just as good.

How I Made This Paleo

The best egg drop soup is pretty simple, but it can still have some ingredients that aren’t Paleo.

Sesame oil is a common ingredient in Asian cuisine. While it’s technically not Paleo, you can have a splash of it every now and again.

But this dish doesn’t need it, so I made it without.

Cornstarch is another ingredient that is often used in egg drop soup. Corn isn’t Paleo, and cornstarch isn’t either. Fortunately, this soup can live without it.

Soy sauce contains gluten, so I used gluten-free tamari sauce instead.

I also steered clear of MSG and sugar, but I can’t promise you a restaurant would do the same.

The chicken broth, eggs, onions, and fresh ginger are all perfectly Paleo.

Working With Fresh Ginger

Fresh ginger is strong. If you can’t get your hands on it, you can use ground ginger, but only use a tiny bit – maybe a quarter of a teaspoon or so.

But, it’s best to get the real deal. When you’re at the store, select a piece that’s very hard, with smooth skin. Stay away from ginger that has wrinkled.

At home, wrap it in a paper towel and place it in the refrigerator. Ideally, you’ll use it within a couple of weeks.

You may be able to peel the ginger using a spoon. If the skin doesn’t flake off easily, bust out a paring knife.

This soup calls for slices of ginger, but don’t be too particular about it – you’re going to strain out the pieces of ginger after their flavor has been infused into the soup.

I think you’ll find the taste of fresh ginger is well worth the extra effort!

More Paleo Chinese Recipes

If you’re a fan of egg drop soup, chances are you’d love some additional Paleo versions of your favorite takeout.

Because as delicious as it is, your local spot probably doesn’t hold food to the same high standards that you do.

Plus, you can make things to your taste and account for any allergies or sensitivities you have.

Check out this post with 78 delicious Paleo Chinese food recipes. There’s everything from sesame-garlic chicken to slow cooker General Tso’s chicken to veggie stir-fry.

All are Paleo and a perfect way to satisfy your cravings for Chinese food.

Paleo Egg Drop Soup Recipe #paleo

Paleo Egg Drop Soup Recipe #paleo

Paleo Egg Drop Soup Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup, Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Chinese


This classic soup is flavorful, easy, and budget-friendly.


  • 3 1/2 cups (840 ml) of good quality chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of gluten-free tamari sauce
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 3 medium eggs (132 g)
  • 4 green onions (20 g), sliced to garnish


  1. Heat the chicken broth in a pan over low heat. Add the tamari and ginger. Simmer on low for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Strain the stock into a clean pan and discard the ginger. Let the broth continue to simmer over low heat while you whisk the eggs in a separate bowl.
  3. Once the eggs are whisked, remove the broth from heat and slowly pour the eggs into the broth, stirring gently.
  4. Top with green onions and serve immediately.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.


  • Calories: 139
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 9 g