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Coconut Green Spring Soup

Coconut Green Spring Soup

Ingredients

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  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemongrass, soft part only, minced
  • 1/2 bunch asparagus, cut into 1” lengths
  • 2 small zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and then sliced thin into half moons
  • 3 heads baby bok choi, stems and leaves separated, stems diced and leaves torn if too big
  • 5 cups vegetable broth or mushroom stock
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons green curry paste
  • 4 cups shiitake mushroom caps, sliced about 1/4” thick
  • 2 limes, cut into quarters
  • 1 jalapeño chile, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 10 oz package Asian noodles (soba, ramen, pad thai), cooked according to package directions
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • To garnish: fresh cilantro, fresh basil, mung bean sprouts, and toasted peanuts

Instructions

In a soup pot, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and lemongrass, and sauté for 2 minutes, while stirring. Add the asparagus, zucchini and bok choi stems, and cook, stirring, 3 more minutes.

Add broth, coconut milk, green curry paste, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and add mushrooms. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 4-5 minutes until the mushrooms are cooked. Add the bok choi leaves and turn off the heat. Sprinkle with the juice of half a lime and add the chile. Taste and adjust seasonings. 

To serve, put some noodles in shallow bowls. Top with some soup and garnish with cilantro, basil, bean sprouts, toasted peanuts, and lime quarters. Bon appétit!

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