Asian Vegetable Soup

15 Reviews
77% would make this recipe again

A soup with vegetables, tofu, and rice sticks.

A hearty soup that's a meal in itself.

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Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 10 min
360 calories/serving


2 tbsp soy sauce 30 mL
1 tsp sesame seed oil 5 mL
200 g firm regular tofu, cut nto 2 cm cubes 1 cup
80 g rice sticks (noodles)
1 carrots, grated 100 g
2 green onions/scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup Savoy cabbage, thinly sliced 40 g
2 button (white) mushrooms, thinly sliced 28 g
3 cups vegetable broth 750 mL
1 1/4 tsp gingerroot, grated 5 g
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 dried chili peppers, minced 0.2 g
2 tsp canola oil 10 mL
2 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed [optional] 1 lime
2 tsp fresh cilantro [optional] 1 g

Before you start

Individual 500 ml (2 cups) bowls are needed.


  1. In a shallow dish, mix the soy sauce and sesame seed oil. Cut the tofu into 2 cm cubes and add them to the marinade. Mix well then let stand at room temperature while preparing the rest of the soup.
  2. Cook the rice sticks and set aside.
  3. Prepare the vegetables. Grate the carrots, thinly slice the green onions, cabbage, and mushrooms. Portion out the vegetables into the individual bowls.
  4. Heat the broth in a saucepan. Add the ginger, garlic and the chili pepper. Cook 2 min.
  5. Heat the canola oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the tofu cubes and sauté 3-4 min, with occasional stirring, until they are golden-brown.
  6. Pour the hot broth into the bowls. Add the tofu, rice sticks, and lime juice. Garnish the bowls with whole cilantro leaves, then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (540 g)


% Daily Value




12 g

19 %

Saturated 1.3 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

7 %


0 mg


370 mg

16 %


46 g

15 %


4 g

15 %


5 g

Net Carbs

42 g


18 g

Vitamin A

59 %

Vitamin C

18 %


20 %


20 %


This recipe is :
Diet-related health claims  :
Excellent source of  :
Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin K
Good source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Folacin, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Zinc
Source of  :
Fibre, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Low  :
Saturated Fat
Free  :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Trans Fat


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 2 ½
Fruits 0
Vegetables 1
Meat and Alternatives 2
Fats 2 ½

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