Raw Vegan Thai Coconut Soup (Tom Kha)

Tom kha raw vegan Thai coconut soup

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
880 Calories
72g Fat
62g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 880
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 72g 92%
Saturated Fat 60g 298%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 353mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 22%
Dietary Fiber 22g 79%
Protein 13g
Calcium 199mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

An easy raw food coconut soup recipe made from a young coconut and plenty of Thai spices, including ginger (or Thai galangal if you can find it), lime juice, curry powder, cilantro, and chili.

Fill it up with as many or as little veggies as you like. Perhaps some shredded greens or baby corn. And of course, you can make this raw Thai coconut soup as spicy as you like by piling on the chili peppers!

This is a raw vegan food recipe which is also vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.


  • 1 young coconut
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp. fresh ginger (minced, or galangal)
  • 3 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 tsp. olive oil (cold pressed, or hemp or flax oil)
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh chili pepper(minced, or to taste, we used cayenne pepper)
  • 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • Optional: bell pepper (diced)
  • Optional: cherry tomatoes (chopped)
  • Optional: mushrooms (thinly sliced)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Open the coconut and drain the water into a blender. Scrape out the meat, and add to the blender.

  3. Add garlic, ginger or galangal, lime juice, oil, curry powder, tomato, salt, and chili. Blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust seasonings to taste.

  4. Add cilantro and pulse until cilantro is finely minced.

  5. Pour into serving containers and add any chopped veggies you like: bell pepper, tomatoes, and thinly sliced mushrooms work well.

  6. This raw coconut soup works well after it's had a chance to chill in the fridge for a couple of hours to allow the flavors to set. It'll need a good stirring before serving, however, as the oils and coconut water will tend to separate.

  7. Enjoy your raw food Thai coconut soup! Yum!