Low-carb turkey soup with cilantro butter

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.

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.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Turkey soup
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 (4 oz.) 1 (110 g) yellow onionyellow onions
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 lb 450 g ground turkey or ground chicken
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp green curry paste
  • 1 (5 oz.) 1 (140 g) green bell peppergreen bell peppers
  • 3 cups 700 ml coconut milk
  • 2 cups 475 ml water
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp pepper
  • 4 oz. 110 g fresh green beans
Cilantro butter
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 13 cup (15 oz.) 80 ml (5.5 g) chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 oz. 55 g butter
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp crushed coriander seed
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp lime juice
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Instructions

  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.

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9 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

  6. Ruth Haberkorn
    Best recipe ever! Tastes just like what I would have in an Asian restaurant! :)
  7. Lori Powledge
    How can I make this keto-friendly?
  8. Mary
    Where are all the carbs coming from in this recipe? Is it the coconut milk? If I chose to substitute part of the coconut milk with heavy cream, would that knock it down a bit? How many carbs are in coconut milk?
    Reply: #9
  9. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Where are all the carbs coming from in this recipe? Is it the coconut milk? If I chose to substitute part of the coconut milk with heavy cream, would that knock it down a bit? How many carbs are in coconut milk?

    Hi, May! Many ingredients here contribute to the carb count. Onion, ginger, curry paste, bell pepper, coconut milk, green beans, cilantro, coriander, and lime juice all contain carbs. You can omit certain ingredients you don't like to lower the carbs if needed. Heavy cream and coconut milk are pretty similar on the carb scale. Coconut milk has .8 carbs per tablespoon, while heavy cream has .5 per tablespoon.

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