Malabar spinach soup is a delicious and simple Vietnamese staple made with spinach and shrimp! It might not sound the most appetizing, especially to kids, but I think you’ll be surprised by how many of them love it!
I didn’t like eating very much growing up, but I sure loved this soup! There’s something so satisfying and refreshing about the toothsome leaves and the simple yet delicious broth.
It comes together so quickly, and you can feel great about having such a healthy dish prepared.
Other Soup Recipes:
- Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken noodle soup): Chicken noodle soup served with Thai Basil, bean sprouts, onions, and lime.
- Wonton Egg Drop Soup: Wonton Egg Drop Soup is one of the many variations you can make with this basic egg drop soup recipe.
- Canh Chua: Canh Chua is a Vietnamese Sour Shrimp Soup that is also sweet and spicy, although the spice is optional!
Malabar Spinach Soup
Malabar spinach soup is a delicious and simple Vietnamese staple made with spinach and shrimp!
- Heat pot on medium heat for one minute. Add oil and sauté garlic for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add water to the pot, turn heat to high, and bring to a boil.
- Add spinach to the pot and push the leaves down to submerge them. Turn the heat down to medium. Add chicken bouillon, granulated mushroom bouillon, and salt. Taste and adjust for seasoning.
- Add shrimp and cook for a few minutes until fully cooked.
- Serve with rice and a pinch of freshly ground black pepper.