Thai Style Beansprout Soup

Inevitablely, everyone is trying to be good after the Christmas splurge. It's far too cold to be eating salads, so give this wonderful Thai Style Beansprout Soup a go. It's satisfying, filling, oh-so-healthy and a mere 76 calories per serving. The flavour is incredible and the warmth will blow away the chills. If you're a Tom Yum fan you will love it. Chuck in any veggies you like and use Gourmet Garden Thai spice blend to cut the prep time down to ten minutes.

Thai style beansprout soup

Thai Style Beansprout Soup

  • Time:  10 mins prep + 8 mins cooking
  • Cost:  86p per serving*
  • Calories:  76 per serving*
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons Gourmet Garden Thai spice blend
  • 500ml hot vegetable stock + 500ml hot water
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 175g curly kale
  • 200g beansprouts
  • 150g button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1-2 tablespoons soy sauce (to taste)
  • Juice of 1 lime (optional) 

Method:

  1. In a large saucepan, over a medium heat, stir-fry the Thai spice blend for around 30 seconds until fragrant.
  2. Immediately add the hot stock and water. Stir well and bring to the boil, then turn the heat down to a gentle simmer.
  3. Add the curly kale and red pepper and continue to simmer for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the beansprouts and mushrooms and simmer for a further 4 minutes.
  5. Add soy sauce and lime juice (if using) to taste. Serve immediately.