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Coconut Curry Soup With Kelp Noodles

Healthy Facts:

  • Sulfides in garlic and onions fight the effects of oxidative stress and improve iron absorption
  • Tofu is a superstar protein alternative that builds muscle and supports weight loss
  • Bell peppers are rich in antioxidant vitamins A and C, both important for a healthy immune system
  • Medium-chain healthy fats in coconut oil and coconut milk can boost weight loss and improve heart health
  • Sesame seeds are rich in bone-strengthening calcium

25 Min Cook Time | 5 Min Prep Time | Serves 4 | 372 Calories per Serving


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons madras curry powder
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 6 ounces firm tofu, cubed
  • 2 cups sea tangle noodles, soaked according to package directions
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 sheet toasted nori, crumbled

What You Need

  • Measuring cups
  • Large saucepan
  • Strainer or colander
  • Knife and cutting board

How To Make It

  1. In a large saucepan, heat coconut oil over medium heat until shimmering. Sauté onions, garlic and ginger for 3 minutes, until softened.
  2. Add red pepper and sauté 3 minutes more. Add mushrooms, cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add spices, stir and cook 2 minutes.
  3. Pour in vegetable broth and coconut milk. Add tofu. Reduce heat and let simmer 10-15 minutes until vegetables are soft and tofu is heated through.
  4. Drain noodles and divide between 4 bowls. Pour warm soup over noodles and garnish with cilantro, sesame seeds and nori.

Frances Masters

Frances Masters is a BACP accredited psychotherapist with over 30,000 client hours of experience. Follow her @fusioncoachuk, or visit The Integrated Coaching Academy for details about up coming training.