Easy Miso Soup


Easy Miso Soup

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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.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • 5 Tbsp ready to use cut, dried Wakame
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 6 Tbsp miso (I prefer white but any will work)
  • 2 green onions, sliced diagonally
  • 1 cup firm tofu (soft is traditional but I like firm), diced
  • 6 button mushrooms, sliced


  • 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).

Things In My Kitchen:

  • 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

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