Basic Miso Soup

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READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Vino Girl

This recipe was my introduction to making miso soup. I love recipes like this that encourage you to be creative and make it your own - something many of us will do anyway! The instructions include many add-in ideas. I put spinach, shiitake mushrooms, and extra green onions in mine, using the water I soaked the mushrooms in for some of the water called for in the recipe. From Eden Organic Foods.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 teaspoons wakame seaweed or 1 teaspoon wakame seaweed, flakes
  • 4 cups water
  • 12 cup onion, thinly sliced
  • 12 cup carrot, diced
  • 1 12 tablespoons mugi miso (OR 1 1/2 Tbsp plus 1/2 tsp Hacho, Genmai or Shiro Miso)
  • 3 tablespoons green onions, finely sliced


  1. Rinse wakame; soak in cold water to cover for 5 minutes and dice, or if using flakes, add directly.
  2. Bring water to a boil. Add onions and wakame; simmer 3 minutes.
  3. Add the carrots and simmer 5 more minutes; reduce heat to very low.
  4. Add miso and simmer 2 minutes (do not boil after adding miso). Garnish with green onions.
  5. Optional Ingredients: fresh or dried tofu, shiitake mushrooms, leafy greens, daikon, lotus root, leeks, round or root vegetables, cooked noodles or grains.

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