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Ginger Coconut Soup

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 9 ingredients

This soothing Asian-style Ginger Coconut Soup is really fast to make. The vegetables used here are really delicious together. To lower the amount of fiber, ditch the broccoli and experiment with different combos, for example:...


  • 2 (14-ounce) cans of coconut milk
  • 1¼ cup water
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons ginger, freshly grated
  • 2 medium shallots, peeled and sliced lengthwise
  • Salt, to taste
  • ¾ pound small new potatoes, or ⅓ cup of long grain white rice
  • 1 cup of 1-inch asparagus sliced pieces
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets
  • Cilantro or Thai basil, for garnish
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Nutrition Facts


487 cals


43 g

Saturated Fat

38 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g


27 g


3 g


3 g


7 g


967 mg


  1. In a medium stockpot, bring the coconut milk, water, ginger, shallots, salt, and potatoes or rice to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender or the rice is cooked. Add in the vegetables, cook for 3 to 5 minutes sprinkle with chopped cilantro or Thai basil cook one minute more then serve.

Chef Tips

For bland diet, put shallots in whole for flavor and remove before eating.

If fiber isn’t an issue, use brown rice, it will just take longer to cook. For speed, use previously cooked and freezer stored brown rice in  freezer, add ¾ cup to your soup.

For lower calories, use Lite coconut milk for a lower fat content.

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