The fragrant flavors in this refreshing tonic of a soup are the antidote to a rich Thanksgiving feast. For a heartier spin, serve it over rice or noodles. Can't find fresh lemongrass in the produce section of your supermarket? Try our version that uses Thai ginger-infused chicken broth instead.


Credit: Alison Miksch

Recipe Summary

1 hr
20 mins
Makes 2 qt.


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Trim and discard root end and tough outer leaves of lemongrass stalk; smash with flat side of knife.

  • Bring broth, garlic, ginger, and lemongrass to a boil in a covered Dutch oven over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand to infuse 15 minutes. Discard lemongrass and garlic.

  • Bring broth mixture to a boil over medium-high heat; stir in turkey, next 2 ingredients, and, if desired, jalapeño. Boil 3 minutes. Serve with toppings.

  • Speedy Lemongrass-Turkey Soup: Omit lemongrass, garlic, and ginger; substitute 1 (32-oz.) container Thai ginger-infused broth for reduced-sodium chicken broth. Omit Steps 1 and 2; prepare recipe as directed in Step 3.