We've added fresh pineapple to this spicy, sweet-and-sour Thai soup. Enjoy it as a first course before a light Thai curry or as a light lunch.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2008


Recipe Summary

45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Gently smash lemongrass and galangal (or ginger) on a cutting board with the side of a knife. Place in a large saucepan with broth, jalapenos and lime leaves (or zest). Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer; cover and cook for 15 minutes. Strain into a bowl. Discard solids.

  • Return the broth to the pan. Add pineapple, mushrooms, tomato, bell pepper, fish sauce and sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add shrimp and cook until they are pink and just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in lime juice, scallions and cilantro.


Tip: Lemongrass, galangal, Thai lime leaves (sometimes called Kaffir or makrut lime leaves) and fish sauce lend the signature Thai flavors to this soup. If unavailable at your supermarket, find these ingredients at Asian markets.

Nutrition Facts

97 calories; protein 10.1g 20% DV; carbohydrates 14.5g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 1.7g 7% DV; sugars 7.7g; fat 0.6g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.1g 1% DV; cholesterol 47.6mg 16% DV; vitamin a iu 688.1IU 14% DV; vitamin c 40.4mg 67% DV; folate 39.3mcg 10% DV; calcium 34.9mg 4% DV; iron 0.8mg 5% DV; magnesium 24.5mg 9% DV; potassium 419.7mg 12% DV; sodium 1169.2mg 47% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 7% DV; added sugar 1g.

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Rating: 4 stars
Even better than I thought This was so good- even better after it sat for a bit. I added tofu which worked well with the recipe and added some more protein (and my 2 and 4 yr old weren't crazy about the broth but loved the tofu shrimp and veggies without broth.) Pros: Light flavorful different Cons: Some ingredients were a little tricky to find Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was a delightful dish...very colorful...spicy. It was a big time consuming gathering all the ingredients together but end. I am an avid cook and a adventurer in the kitchen...so I say take the adventure!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Awesome Tom yum with a twist Great dish add large sea scallops use thai chilies for extra spice this was a great different version of Tom Yum soup. Highly recommend!! Pros: Very good balance of flavors Cons: would chope red bell pepper and pineapple into smaller pieces Read More
Rating: 4 stars
So Yummy!! I absolutely loved this soup. As always I made a double batch and then on night 2 I added 1-2 tsp of chili sauce for a little extra kick and then cooked 1 cup of brown rice in for little variety. I would highly recommend. It was light healthy and very very tasty!! Read More