How can anyone have a vegan food blog and not mention Miso soup? I love making it because it seems so exotic. It’s not one of those foods that I grew up with. I think that I tried sushi for the first time about 10 years ago. Miso soup came about 5 years later. I guess that weird tofu stuff scared me away. How funny is that? Man have things changed.
It used to be that it was really hard to find miso but now they sell it everywhere. You don’t even have to go to a health food store, they probably have it at your local grocery.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
This is both really easy and inexpensive.
- water - 10 cups
- miso - 1 cup
- shitake mushrooms - 2 cups, sliced
- seaweed - 1/2 cup, shredded
- tofu - 1 block, cut into cubes
- Bring water to boil.
- Add mushrooms and let cook 5-10 minutes.
- Lower flame and add miso paste
- Stir until dissolved.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 5 minutes.
That’s it. It’s that easy. It’s really fast to make and is a very healthy soup to eat. Seaweed and miso are chocked full of lots of vitamins including trace amounts of B12, which can be very hard for vegans to come by.
In some cultures, having miso soup is almost like having a cup of coffee in the morning. It has a ton of benefits and none of the caffeine. Just something to think about when you grab your next cup of joe.