Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a wonderful light and filling soup. It's a great way to start the day. This is very healthy. Miso is a soy protein and shiitake is a type of mushroom. You should be able to find these in most health stores, or Asian grocers.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 fresh shiitake mushrooms or 3 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 5 cups boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons light miso
  • 4 ounces tofu, cut into large dices
  • 1 scallion, the green part only, sliced


  1. If using dried mushrooms, soak in warm water for 20 minutes then drain.
  2. Slice the mushrooms thinly.
  3. Pour the boiling water into a saucepan, stir in the miso. Add the mushrooms and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Divide the tofu between 4 warmed soup bowls. Ladle in the broth. Scatter chopped scallions on top and serve.
  5. Try this with my Chanterelle Croissants (recipe #21676).
Most Helpful

4 5

Great miso recipe. Looksvery quickand convienient However not only is miso a soy protein, it's an awesome probiotic. And it should NEVER be boiled, instead brought just an boil. Doing so kills any nutrients. And an authentic recipe calls for a dashi broth, which you will never eat another mans miso again after being made that way.

5 5

So tasty, yet very simple! This is perfect for any meal or for an appetizer or a snack. I made this just as written. Loved it; thanx!