This soup serves six as a first course or four as a light main dish. If you are serving it as a main course, round out the meal with a salad of crisp lettuce leaves dressed with a herb-flavoured vinaigrette. Serve fruit for dessert.
Egg yolks enrich and thicken soups, but they do add fat and cholesterol. If this is a problem for you, substitute 2 egg whites for every whole egg used in a soup recipe. Or, use 1 whole egg and substitute egg whites for a second or third egg.
Tomato Egg Drop Soup is a perfect light start to a meal featuring roast meat and a starchy vegetable such as potatoes as the main dish. Serve a simple, palate-cleansing dessert of fruit sorbet or slices of fresh pineapple wedges.