Miso Soup is a Japanese soup made with miso paste, tofu, seaweed and dashi broth. Easy and authentic homemade miso soup recipe that takes 10 mins to make.
Miso Soup is a very healthy Japanese recipe because it’s made of miso paste, which is fermented soybean paste.
There are three main types of miso: yellow, red and white. Miso is good for you because the fermented soybeans help digestion and provide good probiotics.
Personally, I like white miso (far right on the picture above) as it’s mildly salty with a tint of sweetness. You may get miso and all the ingredients you need for this Miso Soup recipe at a Japanese or Asian food store.
To learn more about miso nutrition and benefits, check out this article at Japan Info.
Miso soup ingredients consist of the following:
The method is very easy. First, Make the dashi soup base by boiling the kombu and bonito flakes. Strain well. Bring the dashi to boil, then add the seaweed and tofu and cook for 3 minutes.
Turn off the heat and stir in the miso paste until dissolved. DO NOT boil the miso paste.
Top the soup with the chopped scallions and and serve immediately. Japanese Miso soup is good for your health and low in calories, only 83 calories.
This meal is best served with steamed rice. For a wholesome Japanese meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
This recipe is only 85 calories per serving.
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Amount Per Serving
Calories 85Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 9mgSodium 102mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 12g