This Asian Noodle Soup is dairy, gluten and grain free and one of the most nutritious and nourishing meals about. When the weather is hot and humid as it is at this time of year, I often crave a simple soup. Not a heavy chunky or blended soup but an Asian style spicy broth. As I like to make everything I feed my family as nourishing and tasty as possible, I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to do so. So here it is and as always, with lots of versions to suit your taste and dietary requirements.
Why is it so nourishing?
Starting with bone broth, the most nourishing ‘super food’ and digestive tonic of all. For all you need to know about bone broth and how to make it click here. Next is one of my favourite ingredients – rehydrating and mineral rich coconut water! For why it is so very nutritious, click here. A good dose of protein and stacks of vegetables…what more could you ask for from a meal?
400ml chicken bone broth (recipe here), or chicken stock
330ml coconut water
3cm piece ginger root, peeled and finely sliced
1-2 large clove garlic, peeled and finely sliced
1 red onion, peeled, halved and finely sliced
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 kaffir lime leaf (optional but recommended)
500g chicken thigh or breast
2-3 cups vegetables (I’ve used sliced carrot, broccoli florets, shitake mushrooms, snow peas)
Noodles (I used a mix of zucchini noodles and a small pack of konjac noodles which are grain free and very much like a rice noodle, available in the health section of the supermarket or health food shops). You could also use rice noodles which are available in the Asian section of the supermarket.
Juice one lime (optional wedges to serve)
Fresh red chilli or chilli flakes to taste
Fresh Vietnamese mint (or regular mint), coriander leaves and Thai basil are delicious (but optional) additions.
You can substitute the chicken with egg (I’d make a thin omelette and add that sliced).
Add extra mushrooms and tempeh.
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