|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 28g||36%|
|Saturated Fat 18g||88%|
|Total Carbohydrate 13g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||11%|
|Total Sugars 4g|
|Vitamin C 24mg||121%|
|*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.|
Thai coconut soup is an easy and flavorful vegetarian and vegan soup to try, made with Asian ingredients and a coconut milk base which is much different than the usual broth-based vegetable soups which are more common.
The flavor comes from the deliciously spicy and fragrant combination of the Thai ingredients: red chili peppers, ginger, lemongrass, and lime.
This Thai coconut soup recipe is both vegetarian and vegan. All of the ingredients are gluten-free, except for the vegetable broth, which may or may not be gluten free. If you're buying vegetable broth, check the ingredients list, as many have additives which contain hidden gluten. Or make your homemade vegetable broth, so you can be certain what's in it.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 red onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 carrot, sliced thin
1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 (12-ounce) can coconut milk
2 small red chile peppers, or 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
5 to 6 slices ginger
5 to 6 (1-inch) slices lemongrass
1 (16-ounce) package tofu, chopped into 1-inch cubes
1 lime, juiced
Salt, to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Steps to Make It
First, in a large soup or stockpot, saute the onion, garlic, sliced carrots, and shiitake mushrooms in oil for just a few minutes until lightly cooked; do not overcook.
Reduce heat to low and add the vegetable broth, coconut milk, minced chili peppers, sliced ginger, lemongrass, tofu, and juice from one lime.
Simmer over low heat for at least 15 minutes. Taste test and add salt as needed.
Stir in the fresh chopped cilantro just before serving.
Enjoy your vegetarian Thai coconut soup.
- To make this coconut soup a full meal, just add extra tofu and vegetables (try steamed broccoli, snap peas, cauliflower or bell pepper) and serve it alongside some steamed white or brown rice or maybe even some quinoa, if you prefer.
- Although this recipe calls for shiitake mushrooms and carrots, just about any vegetable will do.
- You can use galangal in place of ginger if you have any available.