Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham 
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour
Makes 2 qt.

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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

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