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Miso Soup

Miso soup is a Japanese soup made with dashi, stock, miso paste and often consists of wakame seaweed, cubed tofu, and chopped scallions. The soup is deeply flavorful, has many health benefits, and warms up inside out.
Course Appetizer, entree, Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword miso, soybeans, dashi, wakame, seaweed, tofu, green onions, gluten-free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 110kcal
Cost $5.00


  • 4 cups dashi Japanese soup stock
  • 1/4 cup miso When choosing miso, consider purchasing miso without added MSG, soup stock, or flavor. Many grocery stores carry organic and all-natural miso, including non-GMO soybeans and rice, which are excellent choices.   
  • 2 tablespoon dried wakame
  • 8 oz silken tofu
  • 2 green onions green parts only
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce optional
  • 1 teaspoon mirin optional


  • Gather ingredients.
    Miso Soup Ingredients
  • Reconstitute wakame in a bowl with water, about 5 minutes.  Drain and squeeze out excess water.  
  • Cut tofu into cubes.
  • Chop green onions.
  • In a small bowl, mix miso with ½  cup of dashi and set it aside.  
    Mixing Miso
  • On a stove top, heat dashi in a medium soup pot.  When it’s hot, add miso mixture. Make sure miso dissolves completely.  Taste and add more miso if necessary. 
    Note: if using miso with soybean pieces, strain and dissolve the miso by placing a fine shiver over dashi.  
  • Add tofu, wakame, and green onions.  Season to taste with soy sauce and mirin (optional).  
  • Serve hot.


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Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1520mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 2mg