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Easy Thai Coconut Curry Soup with Tofu or Chicken

This one-pot Easy Thai Coconut Curry Soup is a dreamy option for anyone who doesn’t like spending time cleaning up the kitchen or lives on-the-go! As a vanlife nomad, simple, one-pot meals win the day. And as someone who struggles to find safe restaurant food due to celiac disease, I need tasty restaurant-worthy meals made at home with minimal effort.

Thai red curry soup with tofu 1This delicious one-pot Easy Thai Coconut Curry Soup is my favorite recipe to make on-the-go when I want a big pop of flavor! Slippery rice noodles, bold red curry, ginger, veggies to a light crisp… are all soups this perfect?? My partner, a previous soup-hater, is completely transformed by this dish.

Our previous Thai Red Curry Soup dish was made at home and had a few extra steps. It also features chicken instead of tofu. If you can’t have soy, hop on over to learn more about that dish: Thai Red Curry Soup: gluten-free and dairy-free. Since the tofu trial did not work out for me (or my partner, who has Crohn’s), next time I’ll make this version with chicken like the original recipe. Feel free to swap chicken for the tofu in this recipe as well.

Easy Thai Coconut Curry Soup with Tofu or Chicken

Easy Thai Coconut Curry Soup with Tofu or Chicken
 
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This one-pot Easy Thai Coconut Curry Soup is a dreamy option for anyone who doesn’t like spending time cleaning up the kitchen or lives on-the-go! Slippery rice noodles, bold red curry, ginger, veggies to a light crisp... are all soups this perfect??
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Recipe type: Meal, Dinner
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Asian inspired, plant-based, vegan
Serves: 4 servings
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  1. Cooking tofu (or chicken): Add coconut oil to a 5 quart pot on medium heat. When the oil is melted and evenly coats the bottom of the pot, add tofu. Allow it to cook uncovered, turning tofu pieces on occasion to brown evenly. This takes about 10 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and ginger to the pot and cook, stirring constantly, until the garlic is just beginning to turn golden (about 2-3 minutes). Add red curry paste and cook for about 1 minute more, stirring constantly.
  3. Add broth (or bouillon + water), bell pepper, gluten-free soy sauce (or alternative). Allow to simmer for 5 minutes, then add the rice noodles, bok choy, and coconut milk. Allow to return to a simmer for 4-5 more minutes, until the noodles and greens are soft.
  4. Add optional toppings and serve warm. Enjoy!

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Photos of the cooking process

Cooking the tofu

First cook tofu or chicken in a large 5 qt pot.

Chop the vegetables. I do some of this beforehand, and some while the tofu/chicken cooks.

Soup simmering with tofu, ginger, garlic, red bell pepper, red curry paste, and broth.

Add the greens and coconut milk.

Add rice noodles and press into the broth with a spoon or spatula.

Pot of Easy Coconut Curry soup

The final Easy Thai Coconut Curry Soup ready to serve!

This is my favorite meal in the van to date!

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I hope you enjoy this Easy Thai Coconut Curry Soup recipe as much as I do!

With love and gratitude,

❤︎ Jamie

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