Radiant Bok Choy Soup

RADIANT BOK CHOY - a lovely way to serve one of nature's most nutrient dense veggies ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Radiant Bok Choy Soup elevates an under-appreciated veggie to the rock star status it deserves.  I team it up with golden turmeric in this revitalizing soup full of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories.

*This post is sponsored by Jade Asian Greens ~ thank you for supporting my brand partners, I promise to bring you only the very best!

Radiant Bok Choy - an underappreciated veggie gets the star treatment! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

 This is a dream team if there ever was one, two of the world’s healthiest foods headlining in one bodacious soup — just look at that color!

Bok choy is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, it’s full of vitamins, minerals, beta carotene, amino acids, and fiber.  Turmeric is no slouch in the nutrition department, either ~ and it’s responsible for that brilliant yellow.  Turmeric is a member of the ginger family, and people have been using it in cooking and in medicine for thousands of years. It reduces inflammation, fights cancer, improves liver function, protects against Alzheimer’s Disease, and lowers cholesterol, just to name a few of its many talents.

Suffice it to say this delicious Radiant Bok Choy Soup is good and good for what ails you.

Radiant Bok Choy ~ a healthy vibrant soup featuring two nutritional rockstars! ~ theviewfrombreatisland.com

My baby Shanghai bok choy from Jade Asian Greens comes cleaned and ready to go, (Jade was the first on the market with washed, ready to use Asian greens in 2008) so this soup can be on the table in just about the time it takes for the broth to come to a simmer.  I love baby bok choy because the flavor is delicate and sweet, and they need only the briefest cooking, just long enough to wilt the leaves but maintain that wonderful crunch in the ribs.  These tender baby Shanghai bok choy are so small that all I need to do is slice them in quarters, lengthwise.

Radiant Bok Choy made with Jade Asian Greens Baby Shanghai Bok Choy ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

For this soup I begin by sauteing the turmeric in a little oil, followed by garlic and ginger.  The vibrant yellow color blooms when I add a couple of cans of luscious full fat coconut milk.

Cooking turmeric for Radiant Bok Choy ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Mushrooms, diced tofu and lots of fresh lime juice complete the list of ingredients.  Once everything is heated through it’s ready to serve.  This simple soup is a feast for all the senses, and was adapted from a recipe in Barbara Kafkas wonderful book, Vegetable Love.

TIP: The fresh bagged greens are designed to last a long time in the refrigerator, but you can also pop the bags right into the freezer.  Frozen greens can be used in smoothies and cooked recipes (they won’t be crisp when they thaw, so no salads.)

Radiant Bok Choy ~ a delicious and healthy soup made with some of the world's healthiest ingredients ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

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Radiant Bok Choy elevates an under-appreciated veggie to the star status it deserves. I team it up with golden turmeric in this revitalizing soup full of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

27 Comments

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    marlene
    January 28, 2017 at 10:17 am

    I have no idea what to do with this recipe with no guidelines for proportions etc. Everyone doesn’t have “cooking genes”. Give a girl a break!

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    Jessica
    December 27, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    this is seriously so pretty! Also my love for bok choy definitely helps!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
    December 9, 2016 at 11:52 am

    I can’t wait to make this! I’ve been adding turmeric to everything we eat these days. This looks delicious!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    December 8, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Radiant is right! So, so pretty and I love bok choy, so this soup is definitely speaking to me :)

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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    December 7, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    After all the holiday cookies I’ve been sampling, soup for dinner is a must! I absolutely love this for a healthy and flavorful meal in the midst of a chaotic season!

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      Sue
      December 7, 2016 at 6:17 pm

      I think I’ve got you beat, Laura ~ I’ve been sampling DIY Ferrero Rocher truffles all week :/

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    Gerlinde @Sunnycovechef
    December 7, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    I love book choy but have never made soup with them. What a great idea.

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    Robyn Gleason
    December 7, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Wow, Sue! I opened up your page and said ‘Holy Moly’ out loud as your gorgeous soup came up! And love that this is so darn good for you, too. I’m with Chris, I love bok choy and it’s such a little beauty.
    I love your passion about good brands!

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      Sue
      December 7, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      I’ve been so lucky to work with great brand, Robyn :)

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    Liz
    December 7, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    What a gorgeous, vibrant soup!!! I love the health benefits of turmeric—a good excuse to make a double batch!

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    Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com
    December 7, 2016 at 10:40 am

    This looks SO healthy and SO good! I’ve just started taking turmeric as a supplement because of all of its health benefits. Now I just need to make this soup and my body will be super-charged! :D

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      Sue
      December 7, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      This is right up your alley, then, Elizabeth!

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    April J Harris
    December 7, 2016 at 10:06 am

    That really is a gorgeous, colourful soup! And what a convenient way to buy bok choy – and so cool you can freeze it too. This is a wonderful, healthy recipe to have on hand over the holidays!

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    Janette@CulinaryGinger.com
    December 7, 2016 at 9:51 am

    This is a stunning use of bok choy and I need to use it more. Can’t wait to make this delicious soup.

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    maria @closetohome
    December 7, 2016 at 9:07 am

    I am not sure why I have not been making more soups now that the weather has turned.

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      Sue
      December 7, 2016 at 9:15 am

      I know what you mean, Maria ~ whenever I have a big pot of soup on the stove life is so much easier ~ and cozier!

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    Platter Talk
    December 7, 2016 at 8:13 am

    The yellow and green in this soup is beautiful! Looks so healthy and tasty.

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    Lynne | 365 Days of Baking and More
    December 7, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Ok, Susan, you’ve sold me on this soup. It looks AH-mazing!! Believe it or not, I’ve never made anything with bo-choy, so this recipe is the perfect one to start with.
    Thanks also for letting me know I could freeze it – I never thought about freezing my greens for later!

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      Sue
      December 7, 2016 at 8:19 am

      I never knew about that either, Lynne, the produce bags make it so easy, you just throw the whole thing right in the freezer.

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    December 7, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Wow – this is one beautiful soup! We love Bok Choy and coconut milk – sounds perfect to me! Heading over to see about this recipe :)

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      Sue
      December 7, 2016 at 8:20 am

      Thanks Tricia!

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    John/Kitchen Riffs
    December 7, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Wow. Gorgeous dish — love the color. The yellow, of course, but everything looks so vibrant. The photos are great. Terrific soup — thanks.

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      Sue
      December 7, 2016 at 8:00 am

      Thanks John ~ it’s a nice soup to perk up the gloomy days to come ;)

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    Kate
    December 7, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Oh my gosh, that looks so vibrant and delicious.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    December 7, 2016 at 4:25 am

    Coconut milk soup with bok choy…what a beautiful and delicious combo!

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    Chris Scheuer
    December 7, 2016 at 3:08 am

    What a beautiful way to use bok choy! I think it’s one of the prettiest veggies on the planet! Thanks for posting a delicious and healthy recipe at this time of year, we all need it right now!

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