Man, it’s cold outside! Can’t remember when it’s been this frigid here! So, what’s my body craving? SOUP, SOUP, SOUP, of course! Here are some great options for making healthy Asian soup with this fantastic roundup of 10 Easy and Delicious Healthy Asian Soups. You’ll definitely stick to your New Year’s resolution with these yummy and flavorful bowls of Asian-inspired soups. Easy to prepare, you’ll have a hard time choosing between pumpkin soup, cauliflower soup, miso chicken noodle soup, carrot soup, shrimp soup, and more! Click on the links to these contributing food blogs for the recipes. Layer up outside, and warm up inside everyone!
Super simple Asian style soup made with shrimp and rice noodles and kicked up with sriracha sauce. Recipe from JenniferMeyering.com.
This no-noodle soup is loaded with veggies like bok choy, mushrooms, carrots, and onions. All good for you and warming to boot! Recipe from HowSweetEats.com.
Warm up your tootsies with this super easy Pumpkin Coconut Soup! There are so many fragrant spices in this recipe, plus the sweetness from the pumpkin purée and a dash of brown sugar combined with the heat from the Thai chili pepper is so incredibly satisfying! Recipe from AsianCaucasian.com.
An Asian beef bone broth soup with rice pho noodles topped with roasted shiitake mushrooms, spinach, carrots, and scallions for a bowl filled with flavors and a touch of heat! Recipe from TheFoodOlic.com.
This chicken noodle soup is loaded with healthy veggies — shredded carrots, shiitake mushrooms, ginger, garlic, green onions, and baby bok choy — tender slices of chicken, nestled in a fragrant, mildly spicy miso broth and topped with a runny egg. Recipe from AsianCaucasian.com.
It’s purple pandemonium over here with these gorgeous purple-hued veggies! We’ve roasted up a variety of purple potatoes along with purple cauliflower, tossed in some carrots, onions, garlic, and fennel, to make this hearty, healthy soup for winter. Recipe from AsianCaucasian.com.
Get your ramen on with this loaded chicken noodle soup! Packed with incredible flavors and a little heat, this soup will warm your belly throughout the cold months of winter! Recipe from CookingClassy.com.
This sweet and spicy carrot soup will make your tastebuds explode with happiness! It’s flavored with tangy ginger, a little spice from red curry paste and red pepper flakes, lemongrass, and the all-important coconut milk for creaminess! Serve it hot or chilled. Recipe from AsianCaucasian.com.
This Asian vegetable noodle soup is full of healthy veggies, protein packed tofu, and gluten-free noodles. The perfect vegan meal for the cold season! Recipe from ThisSavoryVegan.com.
Loaded with deliciousness, this bowl of yum is also healthy and filling. The ginger, shallots, lime, and touch of heat from the red chili paste (sambal oelek) combined with the turkey and bean thread noodles is one bowl of noodle soup that you’ll savor all week long! Recipe from AsianCaucasian.com.
I like my Thai soup hot and spicy, and this bowl of absolute yumminess will definitely warm your belly! It’s flavored with spicy Tom Yum paste, which can be purchased at most Asian markets but also online (Tom Yum Paste). This recipe has very few ingredients but packs a powerful punch, and the jasmine rice will temper the heat. If you can’t find jumbo prawns with the head on, simply use any jumbo shrimp you can find at the market!
- 10 cups water
- 5 tablespoons Tom Yum paste (more for extra spicy)
- 8 kaffir lime leaves (fresh or dried)
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 10 whole shiitake mushrooms or button mushrooms (stems removed)
- 1 small bunch fresh cilantro (stems on)
- 1 pound jumbo prawns, head on
- Steamed jasmine rice
- In a large stock pot, bring the water to a boil. Add in Tom Yum paste (more if you want it to be spicier), kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, brown sugar, and mushrooms. On a low boil, cook for 20 minutes. Taste the broth and add more Tom Yum paste if needed. Add in the cilantro and prawns. Cook until prawns are pink and fully cooked (about 5 more minutes). Place steamed jasmine rice at bottom of soup bowl and pour soup over the top. Garnish with more fresh cilantro.