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Add this quick and colorful tomato egg drop soup to your homemade Chinese takeout night menu! The aromatics and tomatoes are sauteed to release the fragrance, then cooked with egg ribbons in chicken broth with nutty sesame oil to finish it up. It is comforting and delicious and will warm your heart on a chilly day. {Gluten-Free, Vegetarian-Adaptable}

Tomato Egg Drop Soup

5 from 3 votes
Add this quick and colorful tomato egg drop soup to your homemade Chinese takeout night menu! The aromatics and tomatoes are sauteed to release the fragrance, then cooked with egg ribbons in chicken broth with nutty sesame oil to finish it up. It is comforting and delicious and will warm your heart on a chilly day. {Gluten-Free, Vegetarian-Adaptable}
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: homestyle
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Maggie Zhu

Ingredients

Slurry

  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch

Soup

  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 slice ginger
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes , chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 3 green onions , chopped, white and green parts separated
  • 3 large Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs , beaten
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Instructions

  • To make the slurry: Combine the cornstarch, white pepper, salt, and 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl. Whisk until cornstarch is completely dissolved.
  • To make the soup: Heat oil in a small pot over medium heat until hot. Add the garlic and ginger. Cook and stir for 30 seconds to release the fragrance.
  • Add the tomato and white part of the green onion. Cook until the tomato is blistered, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Pour in the chicken broth. Cook over medium-high heat until brought to a boil. Turn to a low heat and let the soup reduce to a simmer.
  • Stir the slurry again to dissolve the cornstarch. Swirl it into the soup and mix well with a spatula. The soup will thicken up once it reaches a simmer. If you prefer a thicker soup, you can mix more cornstarch with water and add it to the soup, 1 teaspoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water at a time.
  • To add the eggs, hold a fork (or two chopsticks slightly apart) across the edge of the egg bowl, and drizzle the egg mixture slowly through the gaps into the soup. Let the eggs set for a few seconds, then stir gently to break up the egg into desired sized pieces.
  • Drizzle sesame oil and sprinkle with the green part of the green onion.
  • Serve warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 149kcal, Carbohydrates: 7.4g, Protein: 10.4g, Fat: 8.6g, Saturated Fat: 2.1g, Cholesterol: 140mg, Sodium: 895mg, Potassium: 441mg, Fiber: 1.1g, Sugar: 2.9g, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 2mg