Simple Vegetable Soup with Creamy Coconut Broth

Simple Vegetable Soup with Coconut Broth


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 45 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 2″ piece of ginger, minced
  • 3 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 zucchini, chopped small
  • 1 yellow, red or orange bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 bunch baby broccoli, trimmed and cut into florets
  • Kernels from 1 ear of corn
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • 12 juicy limes
  • 34 green onions, sliced thin
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Package of noodles, cooked according to package directions
  • Garnishes: toasted sesame seeds, lime quarters


In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic and ginger. Sauté, stirring often, until golden and caramelized, about 6-8 minutes, adjusting heat as necessary. Add tomatoes and let cook, stirring often, until saucy, about 5-6 minutes. Add the coconut milk and vegetable broth and stir well. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and let simmer for 10 minutes. Then, add the zucchini, bell pepper, baby broccoli, corn, chili flakes, maple syrup, and soy sauce, and let simmer gently for an additional 5 minutes. Add the cilantro and the lime juice, keep warm. Serve with your favorite cooked noodles. Bon appétit!

Keywords: vegetables, soup, coconut

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