How to make vegetarian wonton egg drop soup

Print this recipe
Egg drop soup is a simple dish that often fails to be as filling as many traditional Western soups. The exception is a version of the dish that features wontons. The little dumplings add chew and substance to the soup, making it an easy weeknight meal option. The recipe below goes one step farther by opting for store-bought mini wontons for a soup you can prepare in about 15 minutes.
This recipe is made with store-bought vegetable broth that's seasoned with a few aromatics before being thickened with a slurry of cornstarch and water. With the egg, the slurry gives the soup texture and body, making it even heartier and more satiating.
Advertisement
Cooktop Cove
Vegetarian Wonton Egg Drop Soup
4
5 minutes
10 minutes
15 minutes
5 cups vegetable broth
1 inch ginger root
1 whole garlic clove, peeled
1 8-ounce package of vegetarian mini wontons
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
1 egg
1 green onion tail, minced
4 sprigs cilantro
Place the chicken broth, ginger root and garlic in a soup pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Add the wontons, and cook according to package directions. Remove the wontons and the aromatics, setting the wontons aside and discarding the aromatics.
Whisk the cornstarch and water together, then slowly whisk the mixture into the simmering soup. Bring back to a boil.
Whisk the egg in a small bowl.
Remove the soup from the heat, and begin stirring clockwise. Drizzle in the egg, continuing to stir for about 1 minute, or until the egg forms white ribbons in the soup.
Evenly distribute the cooked wontons in individual bowls, and pour the soup over the top. Garnish with cilantro and green onion.
Advertisement
Resources
Print this recipe

With their crispy golden outsides and soft buttery insides, there's nothing not to love about these delicious snacks.
February 24   ·  
Advertisement
This spicy cabbage soup is full of vegetables, so you'll feel great after you eat it. The dish is comforting enough for cold winter days but is also a perfect choice when you're looking for a quick and easy detox meal.
February 23   ·  
Spinach is so good for you, but not only that it's so tasty. You can use it to dress up and enhance the taste of all your favorite dishes. It's also a great addition to all your favorite vegetarian dishes.
February 22   ·  
February 15   ·  
Casseroles are a simple way to feed several people at once. Here are some classic one-dish recipes that will make dinner memorable for your family.
February 18   ·  
Before you toss those rusted pans, take a look at a few of these tips to bring new life to your cookware and other trouble spots in the kitchen.
February 20   ·