Thai Shrimp-Coconut Soup with Mango Cucumber Salad

Thai Shrimp-Coconut Soup with Mango Cucumber Salad

1 Review
From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This Asian-inspired dinner is ready in under an hour and will have your family asking for more! The Thai-flavored cilantro-lime coconut soup—full of rice noodles, shrimp and shiitake mushrooms—pairs perfectly with the sweet-&-spicy mango and cucumber salad.

Ingredients 6 servings

for serving adjustment
Serving size has been adjusted!
Original recipe yields 6 servings
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
  • Mango Cucumber Salad
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar (see Tip)
  • ½ teaspoon Asian chili sauce (Sriracha sauce)
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium mangoes, halved, seeded, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup seeded and sliced cucumber
  • Thai Shrimp-Coconut Soup
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen medium shrimp in shells
  • 3 ounces rice noodles
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh lemongrass
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon red curry paste
  • 2¾ cups unsalted chicken stock, such as Kitchen Basics® brand
  • 1¼ cups unsweetened light coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar (see Tip)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves (optional)
  • 1 fresh serrano chile pepper, very thinly sliced (see Tip) (optional)


  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. Prepare salad: In a screw-top jar, combine rice vinegar, basil, canola oil, brown sugar, Asian chili sauce (or Sriracha) and salt. Cover and shake well. In a medium bowl, combine chopped mango and sliced cucumber. Drizzle with vinegar mixture. Set aside.
  2. Prepare soup: Thaw shrimp if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside. Cook rice noodles according to package directions; set aside.
  3. In a 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and lemongrass; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add garlic, ginger and red curry paste. Cook and stir about 1 minute more or until fragrant.
  4. Stir chicken stock, coconut milk, brown sugar and fish sauce into onion mixture. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Stir in reserved shrimp and mushrooms. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes more or until shrimp are opaque. Stir in lime juice.
  5. To serve, divide reserved rice noodles among six serving bowls. Ladle soup over rice noodles. If desired, garnish with cilantro and chile peppers. Serve with Mango Cucumber Salad.
  • Tips: If you are using a sugar substitute for the Mango Cucumber Salad, we recommend Sugar Twin® Brown or Sweet'N Low® Brown. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1 teaspoon brown sugar. Nutrition Per Serving with Substitute: same as below.
  • We do not recommend using a sugar substitute for the Thai Shrimp Coconut Soup.
  • Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.
  • To make ahead: Mango Cucumber Salad (Step 1) may be prepared ahead and chilled up to 2 hours.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1⅓ cups soup and ⅓ cup salad
  • Per serving: 200 calories; 5 g fat(3 g sat); 1 g fiber; 20 g carbohydrates; 19 g protein; 7 mcg folate; 122 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 3 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 62 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 489 mg sodium; 309 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 lean protein, 1 starch, 1 vegetable

Reviews 1

November 04, 2018
profile image
By: Steve
It was good. The lemon grass gave it a weird crunch that I wasn't crazy about. The lemon grass and onions were all on the bottom and didn't create a good bite. Next time I think I will strain out the lemon grass and onion.
More Reviews