Coconut, Lemongrass & Lime Soup

Coconut, Lemongrass & Lime Soup

Serves 6 20 minute prep time

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This fragrant soup with Thai aromatics and flavors combines nutrient dense shiitake mushrooms and red bell peppers.



  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced thinly
  • 1½ cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cans (14 oz/400 ml each) coconut milk
  • 2 small red chili peppers, minced
  • 1 fresh lemongrass stalk left whole, top cut off and pounded to release aromatics and flavors
  • 1 fresh lemongrass stalk, top cut off and thinly sliced
  • Small handful of Thai basil leaves
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  • ½ cup red bell peppers, julienned


  • Heat up the sesame and olive oil in a large pot and sauté the garlic, onion, ginger, celery, and mushrooms until translucent, about 4 to 6 minutes.

  • Add the vegetable broth, coconut milk, chili peppers, and lemongrass stalks. Allow to simmer over low  heat for at least 10 minutes.

  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the Thai basil leaves  and lime juice and serve garnished with julienned red bell peppers.