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

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.

Totallyhautechick1 January 14, 2013

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!

*Parsley* February 18, 2012