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Spicy Lemongrass Soup

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $2.94 One serving costs about $2.94

$2.94 per serving

13 people like this recipe

13 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 fall,winter,vegetarian,vegan,dairy-free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian,vegan soup
spoonacular Score:67%

Spoonacular Score: 67%

 

Spicy Lemongrass Soup requires roughly about 45 minutes from start to finish. This dairy free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and vegan recipe serves 4 and costs $2.94 per serving. One serving contains 245 calories, 7g of protein, and 8g of fat. 13 people have tried and liked this recipe. A couple people really liked this soup. Head to the store and pick up , snow peas, tofu cubes, and a few other things to make it today. Autumn will be even more special with this recipe. It is brought to you by Foodista. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 67%. This score is good. Similar recipes include Spicy Lemongrass Crab, Spicy Lemongrass Chicken Wings, and Spicy Mussels with Ginger and Lemongrass.

Ingredients

Servings:
2 stalks
2 stalks fresh lemongrass
fresh lemongrass
3
3  dried red peppers
dried red peppers
1 inch
1 inch ginger
ginger
2 cloves
2 cloves garlic
garlic
3 cups
3 cups vegetable broth
vegetable broth
0.5 cups
0.5 cups canned fresh coconut milk
canned fresh coconut milk
6 oz
6 oz tofu
tofu
1 handful
1 handful snow peas
snow peas
1 handful
1 handful mushrooms
mushrooms
3.98 oz
3.98 oz rice noodles
rice noodles
1
1  lime (juice)
lime (juice)
1 slices
1 slices ginger
ginger
2 stalks fresh lemongrass
2 stalks
fresh lemongrass
3  dried red peppers
3
dried red peppers
1 inch ginger
1 inch
ginger
2 cloves garlic
2 cloves
garlic
3 cups vegetable broth
3 cups
vegetable broth
0.5 cups canned fresh coconut milk
0.5 cups
canned fresh coconut milk
6 oz tofu
6 oz
tofu
1 handful snow peas
1 handful
snow peas
1 handful mushrooms
1 handful
mushrooms
3.98 oz rice noodles
3.98 oz
rice noodles
1  lime (juice)
1
lime (juice)
1 slices ginger
1 slices
ginger

Equipment

cheesecloth
cheesecloth
pot
pot
cheesecloth
cheesecloth
pot
pot


Instructions

Chop the lemongrass into 2 inch pieces and then slice down the center, add to the soup pot along with the broth and coconut milk, garlic and ginger. Bring to a boil and them simmer on low for 30 minutes. Once the broth is done simmering you will want to strain it through some cheese cloth. The lemongrass stalks are not edible, I found that out the hard way. Bring the broth back to a simmer and add the tofu, mushrooms, snow peas and the rice noodles. You can add the lime juice at any time. I added some lime juice at the beginning and then some at the end before serving. Simmer until the noodles are soft. Garnish with grated ginger or scallions.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.94
Ingredient
2 stalks fresh lemongrass
3 dried red peppers
1 inch ginger
2 cloves garlic
3 cups vegetable broth
½ cups canned fresh coconut milk
6 ounces tofu
1 handful snow peas
4 ounces rice noodles
1 lime (juice)
1 slice ginger
Price
$4.25
$1.79
$0.04
$0.13
$2.27
$0.69
$1.15
$0.02
$1.13
$0.25
$0.01
$11.75

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

Cooking Tips

  • Keeping ginger on hand all the time doesn't mean you have to buy bottled ginger. Instead, freeze fresh ginger whole and grate what you need while its still frozen.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • You might have heard that you should never wash mushrooms. Before you spend your precious time wiping down mushroom after mushroom with a towel, you should probably know that this is mostly a myth. While mushrooms can absorb a little water if you soak them long enough, the amount absorbed from a quick wash is not going to have much of an impact on your dish.

  • The average fresh lime contains 2 tablespoons of lime juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lime juice).

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Green Tips

  • Good news for mushroom lovers: according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), mushrooms are pretty "clean" when it comes to pesticide residue, so you do not have to splurge on extra-expensive organic mushrooms (unless you want to!)

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
244 Calories
6g Protein
8g Total Fat
36g Carbs
20% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
244
12%

Fat
8g
13%

  Saturated Fat
5g
35%

Carbohydrates
36g
12%

  Sugar
5g
6%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
766mg
33%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
6g
13%

Vitamin C
117mg
142%

Vitamin A
3176IU
64%

Manganese
0.88mg
44%

Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15%

Iron
2mg
15%

Folate
52µg
13%

Fiber
2g
11%

Phosphorus
105mg
11%

Potassium
338mg
10%

Vitamin E
1mg
10%

Magnesium
33mg
8%

Calcium
78mg
8%

Selenium
4µg
7%

Copper
0.13mg
7%

Vitamin B3
1mg
6%

Vitamin B2
0.1mg
6%

Zinc
0.79mg
5%

Vitamin B1
0.07mg
5%

Vitamin K
4µg
4%

Vitamin B5
0.37mg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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