Coconut Curry Soup

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curry soup, Coconut Curry Soup

curry soup, Coconut Curry Soup

Coconut Curry Soup

This coconut curry soup was made by our certified health coach Melissa Nohr.  She is a busy mom of 2 sets of twins and she is passionate about whole food nutrition and healthy lifestyle on a budget.  She does nutrition coaching with people all over the world via Skype.  Check out her coaching page here and enjoy this coconut curry soup recipe!

If you enjoy recipes like this, you may be interested in my advanced nutrition and recipe book the Keto Metabolic Breakthrough.

curry soup, Coconut Curry Soup

curry soup, Coconut Curry Soup

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Coconut Curry Soup




Yield 4–6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh grated ginger
  • 2 (13½-ounce) cans full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup chopped cauliflower
  • 1 cup chopped kale leaves
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon pink salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish


Step #1:  In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the coconut oil. Add the onions, garlic, and ginger and sauté until tender.

Step #2:  Add the coconut milk, broth, cauliflower, kale, curry powder, turmeric, and salt and stir until well combined. Raise the heat to medium and cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes.

Step #3:  Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring often, for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the meat, if using.

Step #4:  Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with the cilantro. Serve immediately.

Notes: This is an easy, versatile soup. You can add cooked, chopped chicken for extra protein. Other vegetables, such as broccoli and mushrooms, can be added or substituted as desired.

***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above*

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3/4 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 297

% Daily Value

Total Fat 30 g


Total Carbohydrates 8 g


Dietary Fiber 1 g


Sugars 1.5 g

Protein 3 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dr Jockers Comments:

This coconut curry soup is a warm savory dish that tastes wonderful and has a great aroma that will fill up the whole house.  It is full of healthy fats and micronutrients that help the body to cleanse and detoxify and is easy on the digestive system.

This is a low-carb, plant-based ketogenic recipe that is loaded with anti-inflammatory polyphenolic compounds with the turmeric, green leafy veggies, ginger, onion and garlic. When these compounds marinate into a soup recipe like this, the hard outer fibers are broken down which reduces stress on our digestive tracts and the pure nutrients become more bioavailable.

If you want to increase the protein content, you are welcome to add in some free-range chicken, wild-caught fish or grass-fed beef.  You could even add in a few raw eggs and the heat of the soup will cook some of the proteins making it similar to an “egg-drop” soup like texture.  Also, feel free to add in more veggies to your desire.

Our Cancer Cleanse program uses a plant-based ketogenic diet approach that is high in healthy fats, micronutrients, antioxidant compounds and fiber while being low in carbohydrates and protein.  This recipe is a staple one we use for this program to help provide a foundational lifestyle for preventing or healing cancer.

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  1. I just made the Curry Coconut soup it’s delicious & I love the aroma in the house! Love the suggestions of the other ingredients . Thank you so much!

      1. This soup seems really delicious, but it’d be useful to make it complete giving the nutritional values, so that everyone can calculate his/her macros if keto or just to know them and be conscious of what he/hers eating, in aprticular if following a diet for therapeutic reason (es. therapeutic keto which requires to strictly adhere to setted individual targets). I hope you’ll consider this suggestion for the future, in the meanwhile thanks for sharing!

  2. I made the soup adding more stock, 2 cups of shredded kale cruciferous blend of veggies instead of the kale and roasted shredded chicken breast. It’s yummy and satisfying. It’s a great base to starting my Keto plan and helping me cleanse and detox my body.

  3. Why does the ingredient list state “2 CANS coconut milk” and the video says “2 CUPS coconut milk?” There’s a difference…..which should it be? Thanks!!

      1. I’m a little confused on this as well. A can is 13.5 oz. A cup is 8 oz. so, wouldn’t it be almost 1.5 cans or so of the coconut milk?

  4. 13 oz = 8 (cup1) and 5 ( an ounce larger than .5cup = 1.5 cup, but IMHO it matters not. Soup is infinitely variable. Sounds tasty!

  5. Looking forward to making this recipe but have two questions. First, the printed version of the recipe calls for curry powder. It is not included in the demo version. Second, the recipe calls for ‘full fat’ coconut milk. None of the cans I found state full fat on the label.

    1. Yes you can use curry powder or just turmeric. Curry is more spicy than turmeric. Canned coconut milk comes in a “regular” and a “lite” version. You want the regular which is the full fat.

  6. I used spinach instead of kale and it’s wonderful. I am gonna pair it with some steamed quinoa this evening for dinner. Thank you and Aloha from Diamond Head Honolulu, Hawaii..

  7. Thanks for sharing your Coconut Curry soup recipe. Sounds delicious. I was wondering, if this soup would also be good mixed in a blender for a smooth consistency?😊

  8. I had to blend my soup in the Vitamix to “hide” some of the less favorable veggies from my kids. Worked well and is super yummy!

    I added my eggs after taking the soup off the heat to use the egg’s thickening powers. This always makes soups extra creamy and rich, and avoids the sometimes unsightly “egg flakes”, yet adds the the protein.

  9. Would this soup freeze well? Or would all that fat separate and make it pretty runny and weird textured after thawing?

  10. I can’t wait to try this tonite 😊. I love everything that’s in it and really enjoy soups. (even in the intense heat of Florida right now.)

  11. Ho Dr Jockers, I’ve never had Curry or Turmeric, but wanting and needing to try it. How does it taste and then does the soup taste like coconut soup, with the 2 cans of Coconut Milk. Thanks for all your hard work.

  12. Hi Dr. Jockers, I’ve never had Curry or Turmeric, but wanting and needing to try it. How does it taste and then does the soup taste like coconut soup, with the 2 cans of Coconut Milk. Thanks for all your hard work.

  13. Hi Dr. Jockers, I’ve never had Curry or Turmeric, but wanting and needing to try it. How does it taste and then does the soup taste like coconut soup, with the 2 cans of Coconut Milk. Thanks for all your hard work and information.

  14. No black pepper? Good if using Turmeric…
    Will make this soup for sure…
    We are heading into Winter…
    Frances from South Africa

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