SIMPLE, AROMATIC, SPICY...
Thai cuisine is definitely one of my favorites, and the classic Tom yum soup is a go-to for me when I am craving something light and aromatic!
Why do I love Thai food so much?
I love the use of fresh herbs and spices. It’s full of flavor without being super heavy and quite simply, I can make clean versions of some of my favorites with minimal modifications! If you loved Thai food as much as I do, definitely check out some of my other Thai inspired recipes.
At first sip you’ll get the aromas of the lemongrass, galangal, and lime, followed by the heat from the red chilis, and the gentle sweetness of the tomatoes. You will want to go easy on the chili if you aren’t a fan of too much heat but don’t skip them all together. That heat is a must in Thai cooking.
You can serve this alongside your meal as a wonderful starter or as your main dish. Make sure you are getting in a good protein source if you do!
I like to add Shrimp in my Tom Yum, but you can make this completely vegan if you like! Alternates in the recipe.