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Clear Veggie Soup with Semolina Dumplings

This clear vegetable soup with semolina dumplings is the ultimate comfort food for the chilly season! Its soothing warmth and nourishing qualities make it a go-to option for cozy evenings.

A cherished part of my childhood, this clear vegetable soup with semolina dumplings was always regarded as a healing elixir by my mom and grandma. It’s a remedy that never failed to lift my spirits and restore my energy, particularly after a playful romp outdoors or during bouts of illness. Enriched with an abundance of freshly chopped parsley, it’s a potent source of vitamin C, perfect for boosting immunity.

Clear Veggie Soup with Semolina Dumplings

The semolina dumplings add a delightful texture and flavor to the soup, complementing the earthy sweetness of carrots and potatoes. In the recipe below, you’ll discover some handy tips and tricks to master the art of crafting the perfect semolina dumplings. While it may seem daunting at first, with a little practice, you’ll soon become a pro!

Clear Veggie Soup with Semolina Dumplings Recipe

Looking for more recipes with dumplings? Check out these Hungarian Vegetarian Paprikash | Vegetable Stew with Dumplings and Vegan Pierogi.

Also, if you want to experiment more with semolina in the kitchen, try these: Semolina Cake, Upma | Savory Semolina Pudding for Breakfast and Semolina Pudding with Blueberry Jam.

Clear Veggie Soup with Semolina Dumplings Easy Recipe

How to make perfect semolina dumplings every time

  • The correct ratio of ingredients: Make sure you carefully follow the proportions indicated in the recipe for semolina, eggs, and other ingredients. A balanced ratio will contribute to obtaining a suitable consistency of the dough.
  • Correct mixing: Mix the dumpling dough well, but do not overdo it. If you mix too much, the dumplings can become tough. Start by combining the dry ingredients and then gradually add the liquids, mixing gently until you get a homogeneous consistency.
  • Forming the dumplings: Form the dumplings with wet hands or with the help of a spoon, so that they have the desired size and shape. Try to make them as uniform as possible so that they cook evenly in the soup.
  • Stopping the boil: When you add the dumplings to the hot soup, make sure that the water boils gently and does not boil strongly. Boiling too vigorously can cause the dumplings to disintegrate or break off into small pieces.
  • Proper cooking: Let the dumplings boil over low or medium heat, covering the pot with a lid to keep warm. Boil them for about 10-15 minutes or until they are puffed and rise to the surface, then check them to make sure they are done.
  • Immediate serving: After the dumplings are cooked, serve the soup immediately to maintain their freshness and texture. You can add fresh parsley or other aromatic herbs for extra freshness and taste.
Clear Veggie Soup with Semolina Dumplings
Clear Veggie Soup with Semolina Dumplings Easy Recipe supa cu galusti reteta

Clear Veggie Soup with Semolina Dumplings
This clear vegetable soup with semolina dumplings is the ultimate comfort food for the chilly season! Its soothing warmth and nourishing qualities make it a go-to option for cozy evenings.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Soups
Cuisine European
Servings 6
Calories 192 kcal


Semolina dumplings

  • 2 eggs
  • 10 tbsp semolina flour
  • 2 tsp oil
  • salt to taste

Clear Veggie Soup

  • 2 carrots sliced or cut in chunks
  • 2 potatoes cubed
  • 1 onion cut in chunks
  • parsley LOTS! for garnish
  • ground pepper and salt to taste


For clear veggie soup:

  • Fill a pot with water and add carrots, potatoes, onion, sea salt and oil. Let them boil until tender, for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove onion.

For semolina dumplings:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites until foamy.
  • Add egg yolks and a pinch of sea salt and mix.
  • Sprinkle 1 tbsp of semolina at a time and mix well until you’ve incorporated almost all semolina.
  • Here’s the trick! You have to check the dough’s consistency. It has to be just perfect, not too thick and not too creamy (I think that 10 tbsp are just right for 2 medium eggs).
  • Add 1 tsp of oil and mix well.
  • In a large pot, add water and bring it to a boiling point.
  • Fill one glass with cold water and keep it aside.
  • Dip the spoon in the glass of cold water every time before using it to create the semolina dumplings. 1 semolina dumpling = 1 tablespoon
  • Take 1 tbsp of dumpling mixture and place it carefully in the boiling water.
  • After you finished adding all semolina dumplings in the pot, add some more cold water so it won’t be bubbly.
  • Cover with a lid and let them boil for 8-10 minutes, over low heat.
  • When the semolina dumplings are ready, place them in the veggie soup.
  • Garnish with lots of fresh parsley!


The dumplings must be boiled separately in order to obtain a clear veggie soup.
When adding the semolina dumplings in the boiling water, the water must be still; in order to be this way you will have to add some cold water each time before adding the dumpling.


Calories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 7gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 40mgPotassium: 457mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 3478IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 2mg
Keyword carrots, dumplings, potatoes, semolina
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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 12th of March 2024

Perfect fluffy dumplings! Thank you!


Wednesday 18th of July 2018

This is one of my favorite soups ever and your recipe turned out just perfect!!! Many thanks for sharing this!

Ruxandra Micu

Monday 22nd of October 2018

Glad you liked the recipe! :)

Mihaela Constantinescu

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Nu confundati vegetariani cu galusti a.ti pus oua.


Wednesday 25th of October 2017

Mihaela, acesta este un blog vegetarian. Da, am numeroase retete vegane pe el, dar aceasta nu este una dintre ele.


Monday 18th of March 2013

Instead of potatoes u can add celery if u like :)


Monday 18th of March 2013

Great idea! I was actually thinking about eliminating potatoes form my diet, or at least reducing their consumption. I will do that next time :D


Thursday 22nd of November 2012

Absolutely, incredibly tasty ..... what's more, the dumplings were perfect ! :D need to cook more, that's for sure.... :D


Sunday 25th of November 2012

Thank you Mihaela! Glad you liked it :D