Courgette Noodle & Tofu Soup. Photo / Babiche Martens

Thai-Style Courgette Noodle & Tofu Soup Recipe

Tofu adds a great protein punch to this simple soup which can be made in minutes.

Making your own noodles from any vegetables is easy if you have a spiraliser. If not, cut them lengthways and then into strips. The tofu adds a great protein punch to this simple soup which can be made in minutes. A little cheating using a bought curry paste is quite acceptable mid-week.

Serves 4

COURGETTE NOODLE AND TOFU SOUP

4 courgettes

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 red onion, sliced

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 tsp grated ginger

50gm yellow curry paste

3 cups vegetable stock

1 cup coconut milk

200g tofu, cubed

Garnish with ¼ cup chopped peanuts or roughly chopped coriander leaves

 

  1.  Use a spiraliser or cut the courgettes into strips for the noodles.

  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the onion, cooking until softened. Add the garlic and ginger, cooking for a further 2 minutes. Stir through the curry paste and cook for for a further minute. Pour in the stock and coconut milk, bringing to a simmer.

  3. Pan-fry the tofu until lightly browned on all sides. Add to the simmering soup along with the courgette noodles, cooking for 3 or 4 minutes until they are just cooked through.

  4. Serve hot in bowls with a good sprinkling of coriander.
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