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Roasted Eggplant & Coconut Soup

6 servings Prep time: 15 min

I don’t know about you, but I am all about soup season. This creamy Roasted Eggplant & Coconut Soup is super satisfying on its own but also pairs well with a big salad or any of your favorite proteins. 

Eggplant, leek, garlic, and thyme all offer healthp-boosting polyphenols and several phytocompounds that encourage a resilient immune system, like vitamin C, allicin, and thymol. Coconut milk adds some beneficial fats that, when blended with the roasted eggplant, creates a smooth and rich texture with a just slightly smoky flavor.

This is a great recipe to make for meal-prep—use leftovers throughout the week or just pop them in the freezer and defrost in the fridge prior to warming. 

I hope you love it as much as I do. 

Wishing you health and happiness,

Mark Hyman, MD 

Roasted Eggplant & Coconut Soup Easy Healthy Recipe


  • 3 large eggplant
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 leek, white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 6 cups filtered water
  • 1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons white miso


  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
  • Fresh ground black pepper


Step 1 Roasted Eggplant & Coconut Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 450°F.

Step 2 Roasted Eggplant & Coconut Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 2

Lay the whole eggplants in a parchment paper lined baking dish, roast for 50 minutes, until the outer skin is charred.

Step 3 Roasted Eggplant & Coconut Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 3

Remove from the oven and peel the eggplants, discard skin. Place the eggplant in a colander to allow excess liquids to drain.

Step 4 Roasted Eggplant & Coconut Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 4

While the eggplants are draining, add the avocado oil and leeks to a large pot over medium heat, sauté for 4 minutes. Add the garlic and continue to sauté for 1 more minute.

Step 5 Roasted Eggplant & Coconut Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 5

Destem the thyme and add to the pot along with the eggplant, water, coconut milk, and salt. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Step 6 Roasted Eggplant & Coconut Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 6

After 30 minutes, add the miso and blend the soup until smooth. You can use an immersion blender or a regular blender that has steam vents for blending hot foods.

Step 7 Roasted Eggplant & Coconut Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 7

Serve the soup with pine nuts, chives, and fresh ground black pepper to garnish each bowl.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 198, Total Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 591mg, Carbohydrates: 34g, Fiber: 10g, Sugars: 12g, Protein: 4g, Net Carbs: 24g

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