Hot and Sour Soup

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This mildly spicy Hot and Sour Soup makes a wonderful side dish to any Asian or Asian-inspired entree, but can also become a main dish itself with the addition of half a pound of cooked, shredded chicken during the arrowroot step. (But if you do turn it into an entree, the recipe will serve two rather than four.)

The heat comes from just a touch of ginger while the lime and bamboo round out the “sour” part of the flavor. The vegetable puree is largely for color, meant to replace tomato sauce in a more traditional recipe. If you have a favorite tomato sauce alternative, feel free to substitute that.

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Hot and Sour Soup
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Serves: 4 servings
  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the broth, vinegars, honey, vegetable puree, aminos, ginger, salt, and garlic and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the mushrooms and bamboo shoots and simmer another 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, stir together the arrowroot and cold water. Add to the soup along with the lime juice, stirring constantly until the soup thickens.
  4. Remove from the heat and serve garnished with green onions, salted to taste.


About Christina Feindel

Christina Feindel came to the AIP after she was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, Celiac, and Interstitial Cystitis in her early twenties after more than a decade of declining health. As her degenerative and debilitating symptoms began disappearing, Christina began sharing recipes and experiences at A Clean Plate and is now the author of several healthy e-books. Christina believes that good, healthy food should be accessible and appealing to anyone on any budget, with any amount of time, and with the bare minimum of ingredients. She also believes that any illness can be improved or even eliminated by starting with a clean plate. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.


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