15 Minute Wonton Soup with flavorful Leek & Ginger Broth – loaded up with healthy vibrant greens – a fast and easy weeknight diner!  Vegan adaptable! Video.

15 Minute Wonton Soup with Lemon Ginger Broth-loaded up with healthy vibrant greens - a fast and easy weeknight diner! #wontonsoup #broth #brothbased #brothysoup Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world. ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

It’s still snowing. On chilly nights when time is short, this fast and easy soul-warming soup is a total godsend. It is very simple to make but doesn’t lack in flavor. But what I love most about this 15 Minute Wonton Soup is the huge handful of greens that are thrown right into the pot at the end, giving it a beautiful burst of vibrance and nutrients.

It is also very low in calories while being filling and satisfying!

 

Watch How to Make 15-Minute Wonton Soup| 30-second video!


15 Minute Wonton Soup with Lemon Ginger Broth-loaded up with healthy vibrant greens - a fast and easy weeknight diner! #wontonsoup #broth #brothbased #brothysoup

The flavorful broth is made your choice of shallots or leeks, chicken or veggie broth, ginger and lemon. Spice it it up with chili flakes or sriracha.

15 Minute Wonton Soup with Lemon Ginger Broth-loaded up with healthy vibrant greens - a fast and easy weeknight diner! #wontonsoup #broth #brothbased #brothysoup

You can use slices of fresh ginger or even ginger paste.

15 Minute Wonton Soup with Lemon Ginger Broth-loaded up with healthy vibrant greens - a fast and easy weeknight diner! #wontonsoup #broth #brothbased #brothysoup

Saute the leeks and ginger then add the broth and bring to a boil.

15 Minute Wonton Soup with Lemon Ginger Broth-loaded up with healthy vibrant greens - a fast and easy weeknight diner! #wontonsoup #broth #brothbased #brothysoup

Use your favorite frozen wontons – preferably, smaller, bite-sized wontons, which cook up very quickly. I really like the bite-sized chicken wontons from Trader Joes. Or feel free to use a vegan or vegetarian wonton.

15 Minute Wonton Soup with Lemon Ginger Broth-loaded up with healthy vibrant greens - a fast and easy weeknight diner! #wontonsoup #broth #brothbased #brothysoup

For greens, I often use what I have on hand- sometimes this is baby spinach or arugula,  sometimes it’s kale, and sometimes it’s baby bok choy like you see here. I’ve even used shredded cabbage and shredded brussel sprouts allowing them to wilt a little bit longer. Sometimes when I have more time, I’ll toss in matchstick carrots, cabbage, other veggies along with the wontons.

15 Minute Wonton Soup with Lemon Ginger Broth-loaded up with healthy vibrant greens - a fast and easy weeknight diner! #wontonsoup #broth #brothbased #brothysoup

15 Minute Wonton Soup loaded up with healthy greens in flavorful lemon ginger broth- easy, fast, delicious – this simple recipe makes 2 servings!

 

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15 Minute Wonton Soup with Lemon Ginger Broth-loaded up with healthy vibrant greens - a fast and easy weeknight diner! #wontonsoup #broth #brothbased #brothysoup

15 Minute Wonton Soup

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: main, soup, vegan adaptable,
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

15 Minute Wonton Soup with flavorful lemon ginger broth and a handful of vibrant greens. A fast, easy weeknight dinner!


Ingredients

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  • 1 leek, white parts, thinly sliced (or sub 1 shallot or 1/2 cup onion)
  • 4 slices ginger (the size of a quarter, leave peels on- or 1 tablespoon ginger paste)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups chicken broth ( or veggie broth)
  • 1014 wontons ( chicken, shrimp or vegetarian)
  • salt and lemon juice to taste
  • a couple handful of chopped greens- baby spinach, arugula, bok choy, chopped kale
  • garnish options: scallions, cilantro, sesame seeds, chili flakes or sriracha

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot, saute the leeks and ginger in oil, over medium heat, until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the broth, cover, and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the wontons and simmer according to directions on the package ( 3-5 minutes- depending on size) They normally float when cooked through.
  4. Taste the broth and add salt and a squeeze of lemon if you like. I like mine quite lemony, but season to your own taste.
  5. Drop in the greens, cooking until wilted. Spinach will take 45 seconds, kale will take longer.
  6. Divide among two bowls and sprinkle with any of the garnishes.

Notes

Variations: To take this in another direction, flavor-wise, sometimes I’ll skip the lemon and add a drizzle of toasted sesame oil, which gives this an earthy depth that I crave sometimes. You can toss in cubes of tofu (or left-over chicken) if you like and a squirt or sriracha.

Other times I’ll throw in lemongrass and lime leaves, and use lime instead of lemon for more of a Thai or Vietnamese twist.  Play around and you will find your perfect version.

It is all about the broth!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: with Chicken wontons
  • Calories: 443
  • Sugar: 7.6 g
  • Sodium: 818.7 mg
  • Fat: 17.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 44 g
  • Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 26.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 74.6 mg

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  1. I tried making a hot & sour soup and hubby said it was awful. So when I told him I was going to make this recipe, he was skeptical . Well he gobbled this down and said save this one! It is so easy to prepare and quite delicious.






  2. This is another simple yet yummy recipe. I skipped the lemon and added sesame oil, soy sauce and a dash of hondashi and oyster sauce. I had some leftover noodles and threw that in with some cabbage and spinach. So yummy and took no time at all to make. Everything I’ve made from your recipes have been amazing. Thank you always!






  3. I always change everything
    So I used
    Miso broth from Trader Joe’s
    Added:
    Chili flakes to taste
    Peas basil and edamame to broth and spun two eggs into it:) also toasted seeds and coconut added top. And grated lime. The line was killer






  4. This was delicious! I used beef stock and added sliced mushrooms & Pad Thai noodles. My husband said I could make it again!






  5. This turned out delicious, I definitely agree the more lemony the better. I added a bit of toasted sesame oil too. What a fantastic warm meal that I can file away as a “you probably have all of the ingredients on hand” option.






  6. Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe!
    It was a hit!!
    I will definitely do it again.
    Happy husband and happy kids. Yeah!






  7. Tomorrow will be my 5th time to make this soup. I love that it is so easy. Thank you for the ideas on how we can vary the flavors.

  8. I have probably made this soup 10 times now. It’s simple to make and so good. Always make a double batch so folks in my house can enjoy it all week. The last 3 times I have made it, I added some fresh Lemongrass to the Leek and Ginger sauté step and it adds another delicious dimension.






  9. My daughter LOVED it! I served it with Trader Joe’s Peanut and Crispy Noodle Salad and Naan. I had cilantro, green onions, and lemon wedges as garnish options.

  10. I am very excited to make this soup. Can you tell me if you think making it with beef broth would be a good taste? I would lean toward the toasted sesame oil instead of lemon.






  11. ADORE this recipe! It’s fast and delicious. We incorporated the garlic chips from the mushroom soup recipe and added sesame oil.






  12. Wonderful. I used Costco pot stickers (that I can’t cook without burning) along with extra ginger and some leftover Vidalia onion. As much as I love lemon, I used sesame oil and soy sauce instead. The brilliance of the bok choy looked beautiful. Thank you so much for such a delicious dish!






  13. Made this last night. Used both shallots & leeks. Also added shiitake mushrooms and a half teaspoon of chili flakes. Delish!






  14. Made this last night for a dinner party, I used a bit of Sriracha sauce in the broth itself and didn’t put as much salt as my chicken stock had enough, turned out delicious!






  15. Really delicious! The broth is just so good… we added nappa cabbage, because I had it around, but any other greens will be delicious for sure. Another keeper!






  16. Really delicious! The broth is just so good… we added nappa cabbage, because I had it around, but any other greens will be delicious for sure. Another keeper!






  17. This soup is fantastic. My teen has been sick all week, unable to eat, and this is his tippy-toeing back into eating solid food. It is so soothing and healthy/hydrating, we used veggie broth and extra ginger and lemon for the healing factors, and Trader Joe’s kale / cabbage mix and spinach at the last, for ease. It burst with green flavorfulness and health! I wish TJs had veggie wontons.
    Thanks for a great quick healthy soup!






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