Kimchi soup

By Liam Brownlow on May 8, 2023 in Recipes

Kimichi soup image in bowlLooking to try something new this month? Try this spicy yet delicious Korean-inspired Kimchi Soup. While it’s packed with healthy ingredients, it’s best known for being a great source of probiotics, which may have beneficial effects on oral health.


  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 
  • 1 cup scallions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger 
  • 32 ounces unsalted chicken or vegetable broth 
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 
  • 2 tablespoons gochujang (red chili paste) 
  • 7 ounces tofu, sliced into bite-size pieces
  • 1½ cups kimchi 
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced
  • 1 red chili pepper, sliced


  1. Heat sesame oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add scallions, garlic and ginger. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Add broth, soy sauce and gochujang. Bring soup to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add tofu and kimchi. Stir once and cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Top with jalapeño and red chili pepper slices.
  6. Enjoy!