Warning: This Will Change Your Life. Chicken, Edamame and Ginger Soup

2 Apr


Pret – a -Manger inspired Chicken, Ginger and Edamame Soup.

A few weeks ago I forgot to take lunch into work, and nipped out to Pret to get food on the run. I opted for the Soup-er Healthy Chicken, Ginger and Edamame Soup for a quick lunch, and I’ve not been able to get it out of my head since, with it obviously not appearing on the menu again, like a mirage in the desert.

Like when I was a teenager and insisted on playing the same album on repeat until my sister threw it away, I have become somewhat obsessive about popping in just on the off chance that they have it again, totally prepared to throw my sandwiches at a passing seagull and stock up if ts on the menu. It hasn’t been.111

So I decided to recreate it. I Googled the soup to see if I could find the recipe, and all I found was a soup-er unhelpful pret page telling me about the fantastic wonder of said soup, sans recipe.

But wait……… it did have the main ingredients. I could totally work with this.

Chicken, Ginger and Edamame Soup

According to Pret: dairy free, egg free, gluten free and under 200 calories (unless you buy a cream cake to go with it, or a family pack of crisps).



1 cooked chicken

3 spring onions

One red onion

3 tsps sliced ginger

1 tsp garlic paste

2tsps tomato paste

2 packs edamame beans

Handful kale (optional, freestylin’)

2 pints chicken stock


Shred the chicken meat from the roast chicken, removing the skin. Heat some oil in a large stockpot and throw in the shredded chicken. Add the diced onion, ginger, garlic paste and tomato paste, and stir. Fry for 2 mins before adding 2 pints of chicken stock. Simmer. Stir in the tamarind paste and add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for 20 mins.



Seriously, this soup will change your life.

Have you ever eaten something that you wish you had the recipe for or could recreate yourself?

9 Responses to “Warning: This Will Change Your Life. Chicken, Edamame and Ginger Soup”

  1. Kats Whispers April 2, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

    Sounds lovely Laura. I too become a bit obsessive about foods I’ve eaten out and have almost mastered Wagamamas Yaki Soba .

    Just need to ask though…how much tamarind paste? 😉


    • tinkerbelle86 April 2, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

      No more that 2 quid from Tesco. Not a very big jar but you really don’t need much. They’re exotic ingredients section is actually really reasonable. Any more exciting London events coming up? Lets do something fun x

  2. susielindau April 2, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    Looks delish!

  3. prenin April 2, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

    Oooh my diet!!! LoL!!! 😛

    Maybe if we ever get to meet we’ll have this together!!! 🙂

    Love and huge hugs – now I’m hungry!!! 🙂


    • tinkerbelle86 April 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

      Less than 200 calories, we’ll have you on Baywatch in no time 🙂

  4. sarcasticgoat April 2, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    Goddamn, that looks delicious!

  5. Fiona Nicholls April 2, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    Broth-y soups like this are so much tastier than blitzed ones! I can attest to this one’s yumminess too xx

  6. philosophermouseofthehedge April 2, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

    This does sound like a great variation. Simple and yummy. Appreciate you stirring this up

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