Turkey Magiritsa

Turkey Magiritsa Recipe
Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
This is a variation of the classic Greek soup magiritsa, which is typically made from lamb, chicken broth, egg, and lemon, and is served to end the Lenten fast. Here, it's transformed into a fine fall dish using turkey leftovers.


6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 232
Caloriesfromfat 35 %
Fat 9.1 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Monofat 4.9 g
Polyfat 1.3 g
Protein 18 g
Carbohydrate 17 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 98 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 697 mg
Calcium 34 mg


2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
7 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
Dash of salt
1 1/2 cups leftover cooked turkey, shredded (light and dark meat)
1 cup cooked short-grain rice
1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Combine 2 tablespoons lemon juice and flour in a bowl; whisk until smooth. Add eggs; whisk until combined.

Bring 1 cup broth to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Gradually add hot broth to egg mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Return egg mixture to pan. Cook 2 minutes or until slightly thick, whisking constantly. Remove from heat; set aside.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and a dash of salt, and sauté 8 minutes or until tender. Add 6 cups broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Add turkey meat, and simmer 2 minutes. Add rice, and slowly whisk in egg mixture. Keep warm over low heat. Add remaining ingredients immediately before serving.

Jim Botsacos,

Cooking Light

November 2003
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