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Clear Veggie Soup with Semolina Dumplings

This clear veggie soup with semolina dumplings is the perfect veggie soup for the cold season! It will instantly warm you up and make you feel better! 

This clear veggie soup with semolina dumplings is one of my favorite childhood lunch meals. My mom and grandma always used to call this a healing soup. It instantly made me feel better! 🙂

This clear veggie soup has always been just perfect after an exhausting play time outside when I was little. It is also especially good when having a sore throat or a cold. Packed with tons of fresh chopped parsley it is also a good source of vitamin C!

Semolina dumplings are very tasty and combined with flavorful carrots and potatoes turn this clear veggie soup into a hearty and very filling meal.

Also, in the recipe below, you’ll find some tips and tricks on how to make the perfect semolina dumplings. It may be a little difficult at first, but I’m sure you’ll get it right! 😉

Yield: 10+ servings

Clear Veggie Soup with Semolina Dumplings

Clear Veggie Soup with Semolina Dumplings

This clear veggie soup with semolina dumplings is the perfect veggie soup for the cold season! It will instantly warm you up and make you feel better!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


Semolina dumplings

  • 2 eggs
  • 10-12 Tbsp semolina flour
  • 1-2 tsp sunflower oil
  • sea salt, to taste

Clear Veggie Soup

  • 1-2 carrots, sliced or cut in chunks
  • 1-2 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 1 onion, cut in chunks
  • parsley, LOTS! for garnish
  • ground pepper


For clear veggie soup:

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

For semolina dumplings:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites until foamy.
  2. Add egg yolks and a pinch of sea salt and mix.
  3. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of semolina at a time and mix well until you've incorporated almost all semolina.
  4. 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).
  5. Add 1 tsp of oil and mix well.
  6. In a large pot, add water and bring it to a boiling point.
  7. Fill one glass with cold water and keep it aside.
  8. Dip the spoon in the glass of cold water every time before using it to create the semolina dumplings. 1 semolina dumpling = 1 tablespoon
  9. Take 1 tbsp of dumpling mixture and place it carefully in the boiling water.
  10. After you finished adding all semolina dumplings in the pot, add some more cold water so it won't be bubbly.
  11. Cover with a lid and let them boil for 8-10 minutes, over low heat.
  12. When the semolina dumplings are ready, place them in the veggie soup.
  13. 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.

Nutrition Information



Amount Per Serving Calories 96Total Fat 0.6gCarbohydrates 20.4gProtein 2g

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Want to try other recipes using semolina? Check out this simple & delicious dessert recipe: Semolina Pudding with Blueberry Jam


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


Wednesday 19th of September 2012

This soup is my favourite, too!Just that in Ardeal (Romania) is prepared without potatoes.


Wednesday 19th of September 2012

Yes I think the original recipe was without potatoes. My grandma is from Ardeal and used to cook it like that.

I like soups as filling as possible as I usually only eat soups for lunch and I don't want to remain with a hungry feeling after, so that's why I tend to add more veggies :)

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