Fresh Marjoram Soup

Fresh Marjoram Soup

Marjoram is used more than any other aromatic herb in the area of Northwestern Italy where I was born: Liguria. In this simple and quick soup called «Minestrina di maggiorana fresca», marjoram does steal the show.

4 servings
Preparation 5 min
Cooking 10 min

240 calories per serving 


2 cups chicken broth, low-sodium   500 mL
2 cups water   500 mL
1 cup orzo or risoni (tiny pasta for soups)   170 g
1/4 cup marjoram, fresh, minced   28 g
4 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated   12 g
2 eggs size large    
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

If you cannot find «risoni», the pasta with the size and shape of rice grains, any other tiny pasta for soups will do. They are all beautifully shaped and poetically named. The most common ones are : «stelline - little stars», «farfalline - little butterflies», «orzo - barley», «pastina - tiny pasta».


  1. Pour the broth and water into a saucepan, then bring it to a boil. Stir in the pasta and cook until al dente, about 10 min.
  2. Meanwhile, mince the marjoram, then add it to a small bowl. Grate the Parmesan, then add it to the bowl. Beat the egg(s) with the marjoram and Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour the egg mixture into the broth, then remove the saucepan from the heat, wait 30 seconds, then stir gently once or twice using a fork to scramble the egg(s). Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (370g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




5 g

8 %

Saturated 1.5 g
+ Trans 0 g

8 %


100 mg


230 mg

10 %


37 g

12 %


5 g

18 %


1 g


13 g

Vitamin A

10 %

Vitamin C

6 %


20 %


50 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¼ serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat
Source of :
Copper, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Zinc
Good source of :
Calcium, Fibre, Folacin, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12
Excellent source of :
Iron, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims :
Bone-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Eggs | Soups | Bone-healthy | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Calcium | High Fibre | High Iron | Low Saturated Fat | Italian

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