Vegetarian, Spinach, Shiitake & Tofu Soup

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  • 5 cups vegetable stock
  • 8 ounces spinach, cleaned and roughly chopped
  • 8 ounces tofu, drained and cut into 1/2-inch-dice
  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Pour the stock into a large sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  • Add the spinach, tofu, mushrooms, and ginger, return to a boil and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sesame oil.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve hot.

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  1. This soup turned out well, though I added a bit of soy sauce, crushed red pepper and scallions for a little extra flavor.
  2. One of the best soups i've ever had, I added a little garlic to substatute for the sesame oil I didn't have. It tasted great, I would recommend for a dinner party, or just for dinner. Plus it's really healthy and good for you. :)
  3. Thanks for this. It's simple and makes a quick lunch meal for us. I could see that it might become a "get well" soup like Nikoma said. We've found tha it's important to make sure you have a vegie stock you really like, however, because with such simple ingredients, the stock flavor will be pronounced.
  4. Needed a "get better" soup for my cold and this looked like a good bet. Used the suggestions of the others. Added garlic and some hot pepper flakes. I also wanted a few more vitamins so I threw in a sliced carrot and 1/2 a sweet potato (Loved the sweet potato in here). Added a bit of soy sauce to my bowl. It's still lacking something. Can't put my finger on it. I would definately add the scallions next time! They sounded so good but I forgot them at the store. Good recipe, just a bit bland for me.
  5. Very quick to make and quite tasty. I did brown the tofu cubes in a bit of oil first, and added a bit of garlic and crushed red pepper (personal preference). I will make this again, and take yogi's suggestion of adding scallions for a bit of added crunch.



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