Low-carb turkey soup with cilantro butter

So comforting and luscious. And simply bursting with Asian flavors. This is a bowl of soup like no other. Top it with a bright cilantro butter, and prepare to settle into true low-carb satisfaction.
So comforting and luscious. And simply bursting with Asian flavors. This is a bowl of soup like no other. Top it with a bright cilantro butter, and prepare to settle into true low-carb satisfaction.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Turkey soup
  • 3 tablespoons 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 1 yellow onionyellow onions
  • 1 oz. 30 g grated fresh ginger
  • 1 lb 450 g ground turkey or ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon green curry paste
  • 1 1 green bell peppergreen bell peppers or yellow bell pepperyellow bell peppers
  • 27 oz. 750 g coconut milk
  • 2 cups 475 ml water
  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 oz. 110 g fresh green beans
Cilantro butter
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 13 cup 75 ml chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 oz. 110 g butter
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ½ teaspoon crushed coriander seed
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon lime juice

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Finely chop onion and ginger. Sauté in oil in a large skillet or sauce pan, until the onions are translucent.
  2. Add ground poultry and stir until fully cooked. Add curry paste and bell peppers, and stir until incorporated.
  3. Add the remaining soup ingredients, except for the beans, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and let simmer for about 20 minutes.
  4. Trim the beans and chop coarsely. Add to the soup towards the end to maintain texture and color.
  5. Serve the soup in bowls and top off with cilantro butter.

Cilantro butter

  1. Mix oil and cilantro using an immersion blender.
  2. Add butter and other remaining ingredients and whip with a hand mixer until fluffy. Serve with the soup.

Tip!

Keep some on hand! This soup freezes well, so make a big batch. That way you’ll always have some on hand for a delicious, quick lunch – or for when you feel a cold coming on.
Switch it up! If coconut’s not your thing, swap in heavy whipping cream instead. Not a fan of cilantro? No worries. Fresh flat-leaf parsley is a perfect pinch hitter. Add even more variety by playing around with other flavored butters.

5 Comments

  1. CS
    Does it have to be ground turkey, or would I be able to make this using turkey necks?
  2. Michael
    I have a hard time imaging myself eating a chunk of butter, even if it's cilantro flavoured. Seems very Homer Simpson. 'Butter up that bacon, boy!'
  3. Trish
    my husbands favorite. I use low sodium chicken stock instead of water, sub some heavy cream for a small part of the coconut milk, leave out the green/yellow pepper but add additional green beans. we also have never made the cilantro butter, even though it sounds delicious. the soup by itself is fantastic
  4. Richard Walker
    The "nutrition " button doesn't work, so you cannot see the carbs
    Reply: #5
  5. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Richard!

    I hope that was a temporary problem...it's 12 g carbs / serving.

    The "nutrition " button doesn't work, so you cannot see the carbs

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