30-minute Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Lime Soup) | $3.41 | Vegan | Ben's Plant Based Kitchen

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Follow along as I prepare Tom Kha Gai, a DELICIOUS Thai coconut soup. This soup is light, flavorful, and addictive. Total time from prep to finish is about 30 minutes, and total cost is $3.41 per serving. This quick recipe is a must try at home. Check out the ingredients list and itemized cost breakdown below.

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3 thai green chilis, 1 minced for soup base, 2 sliced on a bias for garnish
1-2inch knob of ginger, minced (use galangal instead if you can find it)
1 stalk lemongrass, minced
3 kaffir lime leaves
1 32fl oz box vegetable stock
1 can coconut milk
1 8oz package tempeh, sliced into chunks that will fit on a spoon and steamed (I ended up only using ¾ of my tempeh)
About 15-20 leaves Bok choy, picked away from core (I used 3 segments of bok choy)
2 tomatoes, sliced to chunks that will fit on a spoon
1 carrot, sliced to chunks that will fit on a spoon (I used a mandolin and only used ~1/2 of the carrot)
Salt, to taste (I used about 3-5t total)
1 lime, ¾ squeezed into soup to finish, ¼ as garnish
Cilantro, picked for garnish
Thai basil, picked for garnish (I wouldn’t use this next time)
Rice for serving

Itemized Cost Breakdown (based on prices from my grocery stores)
$0.43 – carrot
$0.75 – bok choy
$0.15 – cilantro
$2.00 – tempeh
$0.40 – lemongrass
$0.20 – Thai basil
$0.25 – kaffir lime leaves
$0.10 – ginger
$0.20 – Thai green chilis
$0.60 – lime
$0.90 – tomatoes
$2.00 – veggie stock
$1.49 – coconut milk
$0.75 – rice

TOTAL = $10.22
Makes 3 servings, so each serving = $3.41 🙂


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Grayson Ickes says:

Hi Mr. Hurst!

Dillon uszacki says:

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Jackson Gerdes says:

“If they sold lemongrass as a cologne, I would drink it” -Stevens 2020

Hannah Graham says:

Is chocolate vegan

UnSteady says:

Wait if I eat raw chicken in Minecraft can I not be vegan?

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