A spoon lifting some spice tomato soup out of a bowl

Low FODMAP Spicy tomato soup

I saw that the last soup recipe that I published on Karlijn’s Kitchen was from the beginning of this year, so it is about time to share a new soup recipe with you.

Soups always do well on the blog. Most people seem to love themselves a warm soup now and then. Before the low FODMAP diet we might have bought our soups ready-made, now we have to make them from scratch and then it is nice to have some easy recipes ready.

The recipe that I want to share with you today is a very popular soup in the Netherlands, but when I started to Google I noticed that it is not well-known in other countries. It is a recipe for what we call Chinese tomato soup. A low FODMAP spicy tomato soup with an Asian vibe.

Chinese tomato soup always has a characteristic flavour and I must say that I didn’t have a clue what ingredient created that flavour.

When I was reading other recipes for Chinese tomato soup, I found out that it is a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, ginger syrup and sambal. The ingredients for this mixture differ a bit in each recipe. I also found recipes where apple sauce was added to the soup. Very strange!

Of course apple sauce is not low FODMAP, so I have left that out. The result really tasted like how I remember Chinese tomato soup. A delicious low FODMAP spicy tomato soup, I love it!

A bowl of low FODMAP spicy tomato soup with basil
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Low FODMAP Spicy tomato soup

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  • Author: Karlijn
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Servings: 6 1x


Low FODMAP spicy tomato soup! A well-know spicy sweet tomato soup, but then low FODMAP! Also gluten-free, lactose-free and vegan.


  • 1 liter water
  • 2 low FODMAP stock cubes
  • 400 g canned peeled tomatoes
  • 200 g canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 large tin of tomato paste (140 g)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp ginger syrup
  • 1 tsp sambal or more to taste (hot chili pepper paste)
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 100 g rice vermicelli
  • 100 g bean sprouts
  • Optional: one stalk spring onion (the green part) for garnish


  1. Bring one liter water with two stock cubes to a boil.
  2. Add the peeled tomatoes and tomato paste. Bring to a boil again.
  3. Mix the sugar, soy sauce, ginger syrup, ground ginger and sambal together in a bowl. Add to the soup and stir together. Taste the soup and add some salt to taste. If you like your soup a bit more spicy, you can add some extra sambal. Do this in very small amounts, a teaspoon at a time because otherwise your soup can get very spicy very quickly.
  4. Use a handblender to turn the soup into a smooth soup.
  5. Put the corn starch together with 1 tablespoon water into a small bowl and stir this into a smooth mixture. Add to the soup and stir.
  6. Finally add the rice vermicelli and the bean sprouts to the soup. Leave the soup to simmer for another 10 minutes.


Canned tomatoes, such as peeled or diced tomatoes, are only limited low FODMAP up to about 100 gram per serving. This recipe serves 6, so if you have one serving of this recipe, it is low FODMAP. If you have more than one serving at a time, you can go over the FODMAP limit and get IBS complaints.

  • Prep Time: 30 min
low fodmap spicy tomato soup with noodles in a bowl and some fresh basil on top

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  • Anne says:

    Hi, just wanted to let you know the bean sprouts are missing from the ingredient list 🙂 I only skimmed the recipe before going shopping, then after coming home I read through it properly and wondered where the bean sprouts came from :p
    Also, thanks for figuring out a low fodmap version of this! I haven’t made it yet but I’m looking forward to it 🙂

  • Maddy says:

    So glad I found your recipe! It’s absolutely delicious. I didn’t have ginger syrup so I upped the ground ginger slightly. I also added a grated carrot and wilted some baby spinach in at the end. So good and just the right amount of heat. Thank you!

  • Iris says:

    Great recipe! I just noticed bean sprouts are missing from the ingredients part… 😬

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