Lemony Tortellini Soup With Spinach and Dill

Springy and light yet comforting and flavourful, this recipe takes its cues from avgolemono, a family of Greek soups!

Lemony Tortellini Soup With Spinach and Dill

Servings: 4


  • 1 bunch Mature Spinach
  • 1 small bunch Dill
  • 8 cups Vegetable Stock
  • 300 grams Cheese, Spinach or Mushroom Tortellini
  • 1-2 Lemons
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Salt , Pepper and Olive Oil


  • Prep your green things: Trim roots and leggy stalks spinach. Wash well and spin or pat dry; coarsely chop. Coarsely chop leaves and tender stems from 1 small bunch dill to make ½ cup. Set a few tender sprigs aside for serving; reserve remaining dill for another use.
  • Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a medium Dutch oven or other heavy pot. Add tortellini and cook 3 minutes (or according to package directions), then remove from heat.
  • Cut 1 lemon in half and squeeze juice through your hand or a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl. You should have ¼ cup; repeat with another lemon if you need a little more juice.
  • Whisk lemon juice, 4 large eggs, and 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper in a medium bowl or large measuring glass to combine.
  • Return broth to a gentle simmer. Scoop out about 1 cup and very gradually drizzle into egg mixture, whisking constantly. The egg mixture should be quite warm to the touch—if not, whisk in more broth.
  • Whisking constantly, gradually pour warm egg mixture into broth in pot. Cook, whisking often, over medium heat, until slightly thickened, 5–7 minutes. (Do not let broth come to a full boil.)
  • Remove from heat and add spinach and chopped dill (the spinach will wilt immediately.)
  • Ladle broth into bowls with tortellini. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and shave or finely grate Parmesan over. Sprinkle with a little pepper and top with remaining dill sprigs.

her world billieWritten by Billie Turei

An environmental goddess who loves to spend her weekends drinking wine and perfecting her Master Chef skills, this little foodie can callback any 90’s hip-hop jam and obscure pop-culture references. You’ll usually find Billie eating Thai food and heading off for impromptu road-trips with her squad.

Favourite food to cure a hangover: Hash browns. All of them.


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