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Perfect Vegan Starters: Appetite Teasing Sweet And Sour Soup

by | May 15, 2019

Searching for perfect vegan starters? This easy and quick sweet & sour soup recipe can be the perfect way to get started.

Restaurants around the world serve soups as a starter for a reason. Soups, when taken in small portions, can actually increase the appetite for the upcoming meals. It can cleanse your palate and open you up for the main course. This particular soup is prepared with an oriental twist. The sweet and tangy broth with crunchy veggies and fresh moong bean sprouts is a healthy and nutritious way to start a meal.

Perfect Vegan Starters: Appetite Teasing Sweet And Sour Soup
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Perfect Vegan Starters: Appetite Teasing Sweet And Sour Soup

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Perfect Vegan Starters: Appetite Teasing Sweet And Sour Soup


  • Carrot: Shredded finely; ½ cup
  • Cabbage: shredded finely; ½ cup
  • Red bell pepper: Shredded finely; ¼ cup
  • Ginger: ½ tablespoon
  • Tomato puree: ½ cup
  • Salt to taste
  • White pepper powder to taste
  • Brown sugar: to taste
  • Corn flour: 1 tablespoon
  • Tabasco sauce: 1 tablespoon
  • Rice vinegar or regular vinegar: 1 tablespoon
  • Light soy sauce: 1 tablespoon
  • Vegan oyster sauce: 1 teaspoon (optional)
  • Vegetable stock: 100ml
  • Water: around 200ml
  • Bean sprouts to garnish
  • Sesame oil to garnish: optional

How to prepare

  • Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a soup saucepan. Add in the ginger and toss for a few seconds.
  • Add the finely shredded veggies and toss enough to preserve its crunch.
  • Add in the soy sauce, oyster sauce, Tabasco sauce, tomato puree, and vinegar. Toss until fragrant.
  • Now add the veggie stock and water and bring the soup to a boil.
  • Take some water and make a corn flour slurry and add in the soup until it looks semi- thick. Add some more if required.
  • Now add the salt and pepper and brown sugar to taste. The taste should be a perfect balance of salty, sweet and tangy.
  • Serve in quarter soup bowls as a starter. Garnish with fresh bean sprouts and a dash of sesame oil in each bowl.

P.S. You can use tomato ketchup in place of puree.

This recipe is pretty simple to make and can be prepared in a jiffy. Awe your guests to this unique Asian treat and win hearts in brunch parties. Please share your valuable feedback and also share the recipe with friends and family so that they can enjoy as well.

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Debayan Paul

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