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A colourful bowl of tom yum soup

Tom Yum Soup | Weight Watchers

1 Smart Point per serving on Weight Watchers Flex / Freestyle
Course Soup
Cuisine Thai
Keyword Easy weight watchers, low calorie soup, weight watchers soup recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 254kcal


  • 3 cups king prawns shelled
  • 1 tsp shrimp paste
  • 2 lemongrass stems remove outer layer and thinly slice
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 chunk galangal root (about 3cm square) thinly sliced
  • cups chicken stock I used a stock pot
  • cup water
  • 3 tbsp tom yum paste
  • 1 cup button mushroom halved
  • 1 red chilli sliced on an angle
  • 6 baby corn cut lengthways
  • 1 skinless chicken breast sliced thinly
  • 1 cup mangetout halved
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 lime juiced
  • coriander leaves


  • Remove the outer layers of the lemongrass and discard before slicing thinly. Thinly slice the galangal root. 
  • Place the galangal root in a saucepan along with the sliced lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, shrimp paste, chicken stock and water. Simmer for 10 minutes. 
  • Remove the stock from the heat and sieve into a new saucepan. Stir in the tom yum paste until it disperses and then add the sliced chilli and bring it back to a simmer. 
  • Add the mushrooms and babycorn and cook for 5 minutes. 
  • Add the thinly sliced chicken and king prawns and cook for a further 4 minutes. 
  • Add the mangetout and the bean sprouts and cook for 1 - 2 minutes. 
  • Check that the chicken is cooked before taking off the heat. 
  • Add the lime juice before ladling the soup into bowls. Garnish with torn coriander leaves. 


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Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 245mg | Sodium: 1128mg | Potassium: 799mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 767IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 2mg