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Vegetarian Thai Coconut Soup with Tofu

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Vegetarian Thai Coconut Soup with Tofu

Thai coconut soup is an easy and flavorful vegetarian and vegan soup to try. To make it a full meal, add extra tofu and vegetables and serve with steamed rice. Although this recipe calls for mushrooms and carrots, just about any kind of vegetable will do. I like broccoli and tomatoes in coconut soup. You may also prefer to use sauteed tofu in this coconut vegetable soup recipe.

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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 carrot, sliced thin
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 small red chili peppers, minced, or 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 12 ounce can coconut milk
  • 5-6 thin slices ginger (or galangal, if you have it)
  • 5-6 1-inch slices lemongrass
  • juice from one lime
  • 1 16 ounce package tofu, chopped into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro


In a large soup or stockpot, sautee the onion, garlic, carrots and mushrooms in oil for just a few minutes until lightly cooked.

Reduce heat to low and add the vegetable broth, coconut and remaining ingredients, except for cilantro.

Allow to simmer over low heat for at least 15 minutes. Stir in fresh cilantro just before serving.

Enjoy your vegetarian Thai coconut soup!

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 5 out of 5
, Guest Karen

This was incredible. Totally 5 stars. Do not hesitate to try this soup. The only changes I made were that I used white mushrooms instead of Shitake & I added a little salt at the end because I was using a reduced sodium vegetable broth and I think it added quite a bit of flavor. Also I minced my fresh ginger to distribute throughout better. If you do not like tofu, use chicken or a combination of both. Tofu was wonderful and like little sponges, soaked up the great mix of flavors. Do not leave anything out. And use all fresh ingredients. It makes all the difference in the world with the end result. Very easy and quick recipe from start to finish.

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