I thought of this healthy and delicious recipe when my wife was sick and craving a nice flavorful brothy soup to help make her feel better. It really did the trick! She's asked me to make it several times since then.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
7 mins
total:
22 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 cups
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat butter in a stock pot over medium heat; add bok choy, mushrooms, green onions, garlic, and ginger. Sprinkle mushroom mixture with lime juice; cook and stir just until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high, pour in chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Serve with cilantro.

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Cook's Notes:

My wife and I like the mushrooms in a little bigger chunks but you can cut or slice them any size you like or leave them whole. Portobello mushrooms would work well for this recipe, too.

If you want a thinner, less robust soup, try adding a little water. My wife and I however felt it took away from the great flavor of this soup.

Nutrition Facts

125 calories; protein 5.3g 11% DV; carbohydrates 8.4g 3% DV; fat 8.7g 14% DV; cholesterol 26.2mg 9% DV; sodium 1178.4mg 47% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (37)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2017
I made this as directed, only doubled it. I really liked it, but my husband didn't finish his bowl and said "I'm glad you like it- you have lots of leftovers to eat." He said he didn't like the stalks of the bok choy (I left them chopped in large pieces), and said he didn't like the lime taste in it. I however, really liked it- I will chop the stalks smaller like celery next time, and maybe add a cooked chopped chicken breast, and maybe some red pepper flakes. I also will just sprinkle the chopped green onions on top before serving along with the cilantro, as the freshness of the green onion disappeared after it was cooked. I also added fresh cracked black pepper over the top. I will make this again for myself- only not doubling it next time :). 2nd review- This time I chopped the bok coy stems smaller, added 1 chopped yellow onion, 1 red pepper and 1 green pepper, 1 seeded jalapeno, 4 inner stalks of celery and leaves, chopped, sauteed in olive oil, and added a sprinkle of red pepper flakes, 1 tsp. turmeric powder, skipped the cilantro and put chopped parsley on top. Did not add any lime juice. Delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2019
Very bland and I tried hard to spice it up. Read More
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2017
I made this as directed, only doubled it. I really liked it, but my husband didn't finish his bowl and said "I'm glad you like it- you have lots of leftovers to eat." He said he didn't like the stalks of the bok choy (I left them chopped in large pieces), and said he didn't like the lime taste in it. I however, really liked it- I will chop the stalks smaller like celery next time, and maybe add a cooked chopped chicken breast, and maybe some red pepper flakes. I also will just sprinkle the chopped green onions on top before serving along with the cilantro, as the freshness of the green onion disappeared after it was cooked. I also added fresh cracked black pepper over the top. I will make this again for myself- only not doubling it next time :). 2nd review- This time I chopped the bok coy stems smaller, added 1 chopped yellow onion, 1 red pepper and 1 green pepper, 1 seeded jalapeno, 4 inner stalks of celery and leaves, chopped, sauteed in olive oil, and added a sprinkle of red pepper flakes, 1 tsp. turmeric powder, skipped the cilantro and put chopped parsley on top. Did not add any lime juice. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2018
I made some changes... instead of regular bok choy, I used Shanghai bok choy. They are smaller and more tender. Find them at the Asian grocery. I cut the mushrooms medium sized how I like them. Instead of chicken broth, I used vegetable stock since I am vegetarian. I used granulated garlic, ground ginger; ground onion, parsley, and Italian seasoning in the soup. I did not use cilantro. I also added cayenne pepper because I like spice. I added a little pink salt and black pepper as well. As for the lime, I only added a few drops and taste it as it cooked. That way too much wouldn’t be put it and over power the soup because like isn’t a favorite of mine. This way it was adjusted to my tastes and very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2019
One of our Absolute Favorites!!! We buy high quality mushrooms (not just the usual white caps) and use bone broth to make this soup.... it feels like one of the healthiest / most restorative foods that our family eats! I actually feel energized after eating it.... so I think that's a good sign. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2018
This was excellent. I only omitted the cilantro and put the green onions on top when it was done. I am on a keto diet so I added some heavy cream at the end. Will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2017
One of my favorite soups to make! And you can't really mess it up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2017
This soup is absolutely delicious and very easy to make! The only change I would make is to add more vegetables. I had to send this recipe to my friends who raved about it when I made it for a quick lunch on a cold day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2020
Initially I thought this was an odd combination of ingredients, but the end result was delicious! Can't wait to try the variations other reviewers suggested, like rice noodles, glass noodles or chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2019
My favorite new soup!! I added small pieces of pork loin to it to make it a full meal! Yummm... I made it 3 times in one week. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2018
I made the soup for six serving when it s only for me and my mom....so delicious! All the flavors come together very well. Highly recommend. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2019
Very bland and I tried hard to spice it up. Read More
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