Hot & Sour Soup

Number of Servings: 4 (1.200.70)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 30 min.

An Asian-inspired soup that will warm your insides on the coldest day, this hot and sour soup uses the classic technique of stirring egg in during the final phase of cooking to create thin ribbons of cooked egg. It’s a great soup to know how to make for any occasion, and it’s especially rejuvenating if you’ve got stuffed sinuses.

Tip: Chili oil is the classic condiment to serve with this soup. If you don’t have chili oil on hand, crushed red pepper flakes can be used to adjust the heat to taste.


  • 1 (32 oz.) carton fat-free, less-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2¼ cups water, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. minced ginger
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 10 shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • Pepper to taste
  • ½ lb. extra firm tofu, cubed
  • 2½ Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 4 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp. dark sesame oil


  1. Combine broth, 2 cups water, ginger, and garlic in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and add mushrooms. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Add vinegar, soy sauce, pepper, and tofu. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk cornstarch together with remaining ¼ cup water. Stir cornstarch mixture into broth mixture and simmer until soup thickens slightly, stirring frequently (3-5 minutes).
  4. Slowly pour egg whites into broth mixture in a steady stream, stirring constantly but gently with a wooden spoon.
  5. Remove from heat. Stir in onions, cilantro, and sesame oil.

Nutrition Facts

0.00 servings per container

Serving Size 1.200.70

Amount per serving
Calories 15
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 2.57%
Saturated Fat 11g 0.10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 9.80%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 0%
Dietary Fiber 10g 0.00%
Total Sugars 0g
Includes 10g Added Sugars 149.70%
Sugar Alcohol 10g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 3.1mg 20%
Iron 29.6mg 25%
Potassium 5mg 4%
Vitamin A 0.3mcg 15%
Vitamin C 1.8mg 15%
Vitamin E 0.1mg 6%
Vitamin K 22.5mcg 0%
Thiamin 1.4mg 60%
Riboflavin 2.8mg 10%
Niacin 1.5mg 40%
Vitamin B6 141mg 10%
Folate 18.4mcg 5%
Vitamin B12 20.5mcg 4%
Biotin 0.6mcg 10%
Chloride 10mg 20%
Pantothenate 0.4mg 45%
Phosphorus 0.2mg 8%
Iodine 0.1mcg 0%
Magnesium 0mg 0%
Zinc 56.1mg 2%
Selenium 0mcg %
Manganese 0mg %
Chromium 0mcg Y%
Molybdenum 0mcg N%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.



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