Low Calorie Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yum Soup Recipe Thai Hot and Sour Soup

This Low Calorie Tom Yum Soup recipe is just 174 calories and can be made in just 25 minutes!

Tom Yum Soup Recipe Thai Hot and Sour Soup

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 3 cloves garlic 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger 
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 3 lime leaves
  • ¾ cup mushrooms (choose your favorite)
  • 18 medium raw shrimp
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup canned lite coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro

Low Calorie Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yum Soup Recipe Thai Hot and Sour Soup

Healthy Tom Yum Soup Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep – Cook the soup and then allow to cool completely. Scoop single servings into individual containers, or family sized servings into gallon freezer bags (or jars/containers with lids). 
Frozen Soup – Be sure any container is only filled 2/3 full as the soup will expand in the freezer. Store for up to a month in the freezer. If freezing gallon bags, lay flat to freeze to save storage room. 
Refrigerated Soup – Will hold in the refrigerator for 4 days.
Reheating – Add to a medium or large sauce pot, heat frozen for 30 minutes on low, or defrosted soup for 5-10 minutes over medium-low heat. Cut one of the shrimp in half to check that they are warmed through, and serve hot.

Low Calorie Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yum Soup Recipe Thai Hot and Sour Soup

Low Calorie Tom Yum Soup

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This hot and sour Tom Yum Soup recipe takes just 25 minutes to make, and is only 174 calories for 1.5 cups!
I was able to cut cook time by using chicken broth, and by skipping boiling the of the shrimp heads. Traditional, not exactly. But this quick recipe is for the busy cook who needs to be able to make dinner from start to finish in just 25 minutes.
This Tom Yum Soup with shrimp has over 33g of protein per serving! It's a great weeknight meal, and when shrimp is on sale, an inexpensive one too!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Thai
Servings 6 servings
Calories 174 kcal


  • Large pot



  • In a large pot bring the chicken broth to a low boil over medium-high heat.
  • Meanwhile, prepare thee lemongrass: Slice the bottom 1/3 of the lemongrass stalk off and set aside the top. Finely mince the bottom 1/2 of the stalk and keep the upper part whole. Add all to the pot of chicken broth as you work.
  • Boil the chicken broth and lemon grass for 5 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Reduce the heat to medium heat and add in the garlic, ginger, chili, lime leaves, and mushrooms to broth. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add in the shrimp, and cherry tomatoes. Simmer for 5 minutes, until the shrimp are pink.
  • Lower the heat to low and add in the coconut milk and fish sauce.
  • Serve in bowls with fresh cilantro sprinkled over the top.


Serving: 1.5cupsCalories: 174kcalCarbohydrates: 4.8gProtein: 33.3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1.8gCholesterol: 261mgSodium: 1679mgPotassium: 487mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 2.3gCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Healthy Tom Yum Soup, Low Calorie Tom Yum Soup, Main Course, shrimp, soup, Thai food, Thai Hot and Sour Soup
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About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

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4 thoughts on “Low Calorie Tom Yum Soup”

  1. audreyleejohns

    It is grated (ideal) or minced and you add it in with the garlic (step 4) 🙂

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