Vegetarian Chinese Hot and Sour Soup
Vegetarian Chinese Hot and Sour Soup is a delicious, meat-free alternative to a takeout favorite.
Shiitake mushrooms, tofu and vegetables are bathed in a delicious vegetable broth flavored with soy sauce, rice vinegar and chili sauce for perfectly balanced flavors.
Chinese hot and sour soup is always a favorite recipe when I want a hot and comforting Chinese soup. Typically made with pork, this soup has no meat.
I added carrots to this soup which not traditional in hot and sour soup, but I love the added vegetable and look of the orange in the soup.
Adding eggs to hot and sour soup
Per the review below, the soup is just as good without the egg, in-fact it is “lip smacking”.
Is hot and sour soup healthy?
In addition to being low in calories (this recipe there are 59 calories per cup) I would say it is pretty healthy. It is also low fat, has healthy vegetables, and tofu is a good source of meat-free protein.
Is Hot and Sour Soup gluten free?
There is soy sauce in the soup, but now that gluten-free soy is available so I can say yes, you can make it gluten free.
What is in hot and sour soup?
Hot and sour soup is usually meat based with pork, but this version is vegetarian with tofu, mushrooms, carrots, green onions and vegetable stock.
How hot is the soup?
Don’t be scared by the ‘hot and sour’ name. It is neither too much of any of those, just perfectly balanced flavors. This soup is also great when you have a cold because you can make it spicy and it will help clear the sinuses.
I like to serve a small appetizer like spring rolls with my Trio of Asian Dipping sauces or Baked Honey Soy Drumsticks. It is also a nice appetizer before a meal of Grilled Lemongrass Skewers, or Lemongrass Vegetable Noodle Salad.