Easy Miso Soup
Miso soup is traditionally made with dashi – a combination of kombu (dried seaweed /kelp) and bonita flakes (fish flakes). However, it can also be made with wakame (another dried seaweed). A lot of grocery stores don’t carry bonita flakes so I use a bit of fish sauce in a pinch and that makes this recipe easy, delicious, and fast. Plus, you can make a delicious seaweed salad from the wakame after it’s strained from the broth. I like all the “accoutrements” with the mushrooms, scallions, and tofu, but I also love just drinking the broth as is straight out of a coffee cup. Cup o’ goodness.
- Prep Time: 15 Minutes
- Cook Time: 10 Minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 6
- Category: Soup
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Asian
- Cover the wakame by a couple inches with cold water in a large bowl. Rest 10 minutes. Drain and run cold water over it in the strainer.
- In a medium pot add water and bring to a boil. Add strained wakame & fish sauce to water and cook ~ 2 minutes. Remove from heat, strain again, taking out the wakame from the stock. Set wakame aside if you want to make a seaweed salad.
- Mix miso until dissolved. Add salt, more miso, or more fish sauce to taste if needed.
- Place soup in a bowl and add mushrooms, tofu, and green onions. Happy Soupin! Beckie
- Be sure to not boil the miso if you want to preserve the probiotics, which is better for digestive health.
- Want to simplify even more? Grab some dashi granules and you won’t need to buy seaweed or bonita (fish flakes).
- What are you going to do with all that wakame? Make this easy seaweed salad recipe!
- If you want to make a more traditional miso soup trade the wakame for 1 1/2 oz of kombu and switch out the fish sauce for ~ 13 grams of katsuo bushi (dried bonito flakes).
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- Strainer – can’t beat this set of three fine mesh strainers.
- Handheld ladle strainer – I like this one to get the wakame out of the pot and into a larger strainer or bowl.
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Keywords: Dashi, Wakame, Miso, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb, Keto Drinks, Comfort Food, Miso Soup