Spicy Coconut Curry Soup

It’s mid January, and snow has finally hit Seattle. Huge, fluffy drifts of snow.

Seattle Snow Day

Seattle Snow Day

And while there’s plenty of work waiting for me, I’m going to enjoy this gift of time and appreciate the beauty outside my window while I read a good book by the fire.

I wish that’s how I’d spent the day.

Instead, I set off to work at o’dark thirty in the morning so I could hitch a ride to work with my husband. I’m fortunate to have a husband who has no problem driving in the snow, and a Subaru that can handle a few slips and slides with ease.

Coconut Curry Soup

Coconut Curry Soup

I was even more fortunate to come home to this warming curry soup from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.

Mel tossed chicken in her soup, then served it over rice. I had to use the ingredients I had on hand, so turkey breast and quinoa was all I needed to set this lovely soup on the table.

Coconut Curry Soup with Turkey

Coconut Curry Soup with Turkey

Now we’re toasty warm and happy thanks to Mel’s curry soup recipe. It’s a good thing there’s leftovers. I’m pretty darn sure we’ll need them tomorrow!

Coconut Curry Soup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 14 ounces turkey breast, one package of turkey breast strips
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups carrots, shredded
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 14 ounces unsweetened light coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 small lime, zested and juiced
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked according to package directions
  1. Heat oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat and add onions and carrots. Cook for for 3 - 5 minutes until softened.
  2. Add turkey breast and cook another 5 minutes until cooked through.
  3. Ass chicken broth, water, coconut milk, fish sauce, cayenne pepper, and curry powder. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 - 25 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  4. Add lime juice, zest, quinoa, chopped spinach and cilantro. Cook for another 5 - 6 minutes to wilt spinach and heat through.
Calories: 360
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 9
Total Fat: 7.62g
Cholesterol: 26mg
Sodium: 467mg
Total Carbs: 45.12g
Dietary Fiber: 6.12g
Sugars: 3.06g
Protein: 28.04g
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6

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  1. says

    Such a beautiful scene just like looking at a postcard. Well, we also have that scene here in California. . . in a postcard that is! LOL! You coconut curry soup is just perfect!

  2. says

    I could eat warming curries all winter long. I’m loving this hearty yet healthy recipe — I’ve actually never paired a curry with quinoa before – great idea!!! Bookmarked :)

  3. says

    I have enjoyed seeing all of the pictures of snow on my friends’ facebook pages. What a snow storm you must have had! That soup would be just the ticket to keep warm. Seeings we have been dipping down into the 30s here in FL, we might just see it on our menu soon!!

    • says

      It’s a storm we’re still having in Seattle. It was supposed to warm up today, but not so much. I hope it doesn’t get this cold for you, although it’s very pretty to look at.

  4. says

    Last week, I had kind of a soup week, making soup, almost every night. I admit it. Coconut curry was not on my list so, hopefully, I will get to it, in the next few weeks.

    • says

      We’ve been on a soup and stew kick lately. It seems the cold weather starts the craving for soups, but I was a bit tired of the same old chicken soup, so this curry was a nice change. Have a good week!

  5. Jennifer says

    A hot coconut curry soup sounds great especially in this cold time. I can’t wait to enjoy this with my family and feel satisfied as well as warm. Sounds easy to make as well. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  6. Betty says

    The soup looks so tasty. This is the type of meal I have been imagining whenever I feel cold. Thank you for sharing. I will enjoy making this recipe.

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