Meatless Monday – Curry Noodle Soup

I love spicy food. It’s pretty much the only thing that I require in my food. It doesn’t need to taste “good” by conventional standards, nor does it need to appeal to anyone else- I need spice in my life. So when I want curry I don’t need or want to cut it with a bunch of coconut milk to reduce the heat (and jack up the calories!). Instead, I substitute vegetable broth and pack in the spice! This “soup”, for lack of a better term, has become my go to dinner for the last few weeks. Costs me next to nothing, takes ten minutes, has all the veggies I want, and is spicy as all get out! At a low 250 calories/5 WWPP per bowl (which I cannot finish), it’s also perfect for my diet.

I hope you give it a try and let me know what you think!


+ 1 package Shiritaki tofu noodles (width of your choice) – 40 cal
+ 1c vegetable (reduced sodium) broth – 15 cal
+ 1-2 tbsp red curry paste (I like the Maesri brand) – 15-30 cal
+ 1/2tbsp garlic – 0 cal
+ veggies of your choice! – totally depends on what you use, but it’ll be low
+ 1-2tsp cornstarch (to thicken) – 15-25 cal


- Heat garlic lightly
- Add 1/2c veggie broth and curry paste
- Add veggies that need a little more time to cook (beans, peppers, etc.)
- “Cook” noodles to package specifications
- Add quick cooking veggies, remaining broth and cornstarch
- Reduce heat, allow broth to thicken (to your liking) and veggies to get soft
- Serve and enjoy!

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2 comments to Meatless Monday – Curry Noodle Soup

  • Rika  says:

    Ok, yum yum yum yum! I never put red curry paste in my usual noodle soups! But I use a lot of Korean red hot pepper paste as well as miso and Chinese black vinegar in my broth! I <3 Hot n Sour Soup! X

    • Nicole Leigh  says:

      Oh man! I add Thai curry pastes (usually red or green since they are free of the fish sauce and I’m WAY too lazy to make my own) to nearly everything. My tofu scramble? Check. Soup? Check. Red curry ranch dipping sauce for pizza? Check!! Which reminds me, I need to make a post about that. :D

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