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Spicy Coconut Soup with Bok Choy and Mushrooms

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Spicy Coconut Soup with Bok Choy and Mushrooms

Of all life’s simple pleasures, a delicious bowl of hot and spicy coconut soup on a cold winter night is one of the most soul-satisfying. If you think making a hearty bowl of soup is an all-day event, you’ll be surprised to find this recipe for spicy coconut soup takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. Though our version uses sweet and tender baby bok choy, any green vegetable such as spinach, cabbage or Swiss chard work just as well. Buying ingredients that are fresh and in season is always the best choice. For a complete meal, add cooked, shredded chicken, cooked shrimp or tofu just before serving.
Course Soup
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 8-oz Servings
Calories 140 kcal


Our Delectable Spicy Coconut Soup

  • 1 tablespoon unrefined organic extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger divided in half
  • 10 ounces approximately shitake mushrooms cleaned and thinly sliced (substitute cremini if you don’t like shitakes)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 ½ cups vegetable broth
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 5 heads baby bok choy thinly chopped (approximately 2 cups)


  1. Heat organic extra virgin coconut oil in a large pot over medium heat. Quickly sauté half the ginger in the heated oil until it becomes fragrant—about 30 seconds. Add sliced mushroom and cook until they are softened. Add the dry spices and stir for a few seconds until ingredients are well incorporated.
  2. Add broth and bring the soup to a boil. Stir in remaining ginger. Place heat on low and add 1/3 cup of the coconut milk. Taste the soup and adjust seasonings. If you like a creamier soup, add the remaining coconut milk. When heated through, remove soup from burner and add bok choy. The bok choy will wilt and “cook” in the hot liquid but will retain its fresh taste.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Coconut Soup with Bok Choy and Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Sodium 1275mg 53%
Potassium 289mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 138.4%
Vitamin C 77.4%
Calcium 16%
Iron 13.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.