Shrimp & Vegetable Soup with Garlic & Ginger


This colorful, savory soup combines a blend of crunchy vegetables and shiitake mushrooms with shrimp. It's an easy, low-calorie lunch that comes together in minutes and will leave you satisfied all afternoon.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 12 ounces fresh or frozen large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 4 green onions

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 8 ounces fresh shiitake or oyster mushrooms, stemmed and coarsely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup shelled sweet soybeans (edamame)

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper (Optional)

  • 1 cup trimmed sugar snap peas and/or coarsely shredded bok choy

  • Slivered green onions


  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Rinse shrimp and pat dry with paper towels; set aside. Diagonally slice the whole green onions into 1-inch-long pieces, keeping white parts separate from green tops. Set green tops aside.

  2. In a large nonstick saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add white parts of the green onions, carrot and mushrooms; cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add ginger and garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute more. Add chicken broth, water, soybeans, soy sauce and, if desired, crushed red pepper to mushroom mixture. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes or just until carrot is tender.

  3. Add shrimp and pea pods and/or bok choy to saucepan. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Stir in green onion tops just before serving. If desired, garnish with slivered green onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

136 Calories
4g Fat
10g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 1/3 cups
Calories 136
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 16g 32%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Vitamin A 3713IU 74%
Vitamin C 16mg 18%
Folate 22mcg 6%
Sodium 489mg 21%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 28mg 7%
Potassium 314mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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