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Miso Soup

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  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoons of dashi granules (or homemade dashi)
  • 3 tablespoons of miso paste (white or red, depending on preference)
  • 1 block of silken tofu, cut into small cubes
  • 1 sheet of nori (dried seaweed), cut into thin strips
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • Optional: 1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms or a small handful of wakame seaweed



  1. Prepare the Dashi: In a medium-sized pot, bring the 4 cups of water to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and add the dashi granules. Stir until the granules are completely dissolved. If you’re using homemade dashi, heat it to a simmer.
  2. Add Tofu and Optional Ingredients: Add the cubed tofu to the dashi. If you’re using mushrooms or wakame seaweed, add them at this stage. Simmer these ingredients for about 2 minutes, allowing them to cook gently.
  3. Dissolve the Miso Paste: In a small bowl, take a ladleful of the hot dashi and dissolve the miso paste in it. It’s important to dissolve the miso paste separately to prevent clumping and to preserve its flavor and health benefits.
  4. Combine Miso with Dashi: Turn off the heat under the pot. Add the dissolved miso mixture back into the pot and stir gently to combine. It’s crucial not to boil the soup after adding the miso, as high heat can destroy the beneficial probiotics in the miso.
  5. Add Nori and Green Onions: Add the nori strips and green onions to the soup. Let them sit in the hot soup for a minute to soften slightly.
  6. Serve Immediately: Serve the miso soup hot. It’s best enjoyed fresh, as the flavors and nutrients are most potent when freshly prepared.


  • Adjust the amount of miso paste according to your taste preference. More miso paste will result in a stronger, saltier soup.
  • Be mindful of the sodium content in miso paste and dashi, especially if you’re watching your salt intake.
  • You can add other vegetables like spinach or bok choy for a variation.
  • Remember, miso soup is versatile, so feel free to experiment with different ingredients!

Enjoy your homemade, comforting bowl of miso soup!