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Chinese Vegetable Soup

Chinese vegetable soup is an incredible, light-yet-filling meal that's full of flavor and nutrients. It's naturally vegan and easy to make gluten-free. Ready to eat in less than 20 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Asian, Vegan
Keyword: easy to make, healthy recipe, meatless
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 141kcal


  • Medium saucepan


  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 head bok choy sliced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup carrots shredded
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger minced
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt plus more as needed
  • pepper to taste
  • cilantro optional, for garnish
  • scallions optional, for garnish


  • In large pot, bring water and broth to boil.
    Broth and water in a silver pot
  • Reduce heat to low. Add bok choy, carrots, and mushrooms. Cook approximately 2 minutes.
    Chinese vegetable soup in a silver pot
  • Add soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil. Cook an additional 2-5 minutes, until bok choy softens.
  • Stir in salt and pepper, to taste. Portion into bowls and garnish with cilantro and scallions. Serve warm.


  • Make it Gluten-Free: Double check that your broth doesn't include any gluten-containing ingredients, like hydrolized wheat protein, and make sure to use a gluten-free soy sauce (or tamari).
Recipe yields approximately 2 servings. Nutritional values shown reflect information for 1 serving. Macros may vary slightly depending on the specific brands of ingredients used.
To determine the size of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed, then weigh the entire finished recipe . Divide the total weight of the recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 2. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 4596mg | Potassium: 1647mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 29458IU | Vitamin C: 196mg | Calcium: 478mg | Iron: 4mg | Net Carbs: 17g