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Gluten Free Thai Coconut Soup Recipe

Takeout night is a favorite at our house, but we have a problem. The fact is, takeout simply isn’t good for my wallet or my waistline, and is usually nowhere near gluten-free. To deal with these concerns, I’ve re-created some of my favorite takeout dishes at home, including this warm, perfectly spiced Thai soup.

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Gluten Free Thai Coconut Soup Recipe

I've re-created some of my favorite takeout dishes at home, including this warm, perfectly spiced Thai soup.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 85kcal


  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • ½ teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 13.5-ounce can full-fat coconut milk
  • ½ - 2 teaspoons red chili paste to taste (or red chili flakes, to taste)
  • ½ pound extra-firm tofu cubed
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced in strips
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 1 large vine-ripened tomato coarsely chopped
  • 1 lime sliced, for garnish


  • Use a 6-quart slow cooker.
  • To create the soup base, add the broth, lime juice, lime zest, sugar, fish sauce, ginger, and coconut milk into the slow cooker insert and stir.
  • Add the red chili paste, ½ teaspoon at a time, until you have reached the desired heat. (I use about teaspoons. You can always add more after cooking, though, so don’t overdo it.)
  • Add the tofu, bell pepper, garlic, mushrooms, and tomatoes to the insert. Stir carefully so you do not break up the tofu or the tomatoes.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours, or on high for 2-4 hours. The soup is finished when it is fully hot, and the flavors have combined nicely.
  • When in doubt, use the shortest amount of cooking time and put the slow cooker on the warm setting until you are ready to serve. Garnish with lime slices.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Thai Coconut Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 1961mg82%
Potassium 553mg16%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1190IU24%
Vitamin C 64mg78%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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  1. Rachel Grater
    October 24, 2019

    This soup was great! It’s light and refreshing. I didn’t have quite enough fish sauce, but it was still so good. I added a little more sugar because I thought the lime flavor was a bit overwhelming and I also added a dash of salt and some cilantro right before serving. Thanks for the recipe. Yum!

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