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Comforting Thai Coconut Soup

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Need a comforting soup to get you through the winter? This Thai Coconut Soup is both comforting and packs a punch of flavor. Share it with friends, or save it for lunches throughout the week! This recipe makes about 4 servings.


5 cups veggie stock (I like low sodium)
1 can coconut milk (not lite)
2 Tbs ginger sliced
2 cloves garlic smashed
½ stock of lemongrass chopped
1 tsp lime zest
⅓ block firm tofu cut into cubes
2 Tbs Vegan fish sauce (can substitute soy sauce but double amount)
2 Tbs sugar
Juice of 1 lime
Cilantro and chili oil to garnish
Veggies of choice (about 2 cups total):
 –  Traditional: Mushroom, green onion
–  Optional: Bell pepper, carrot, bok choy, broccoli, noodles, any veg you want!


  1. Put veggie stock, ginger, garlic, lime zest, and lemongrass in a pot. Simmer for 20-30 mins.
  2. Remove ginger, garlic & lemongrass(strain or just remove large pieces with slotted spoon).
  3. Return veggie stock to heat and add vegan fish sauce(or soy), sugar, and coconut milk. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Add veggies of choice. Simmer low until veggies are tender.
  5. Add Tofu.
  6. Salt to taste.
  7. Add lime juice.
  8. Serve and finish with cilantro and chili oil.

Recipe Written By: Antonio Lieberum

5 Responses so far.

  1. GINA says:

    Can’t wait to try this! It sounds delicious! (But what is vegan fish sauce?)

    • Claire C says:

      Vegan fish sauce is a specialty item that can be found online or in certain specialty stores. If you aren’t able to find it, just substitute it for soy sauce! Thanks, Claire

  2. Connie S. Kendall says:


  3. PW says:

    Just made this and it is outstanding. Highly recommend. I’ve had a bad cold for eight days and this just hit the spot. I used Tamari instead of fish sauce and probably used around 5-6 tbs. I also used a full lemongrass stalk and more garlic. Veggies I used were spinach, celery, zucchini, green onions and mushrooms. Five boxes of vegetable broth makes a lot! Be ready to eat or freeze. Make batches of soup as you are ready to eat (veggies, lime, chili sauce and cilantro)