Simple Miso Soup
20 mins (prep 5, cooking 15)
9 ingredients
4 servings
You can vary the kinds of miso you use, or combine different kinds. In fact, you can vary just about everything with this recipe! I usually aim for 2 main ingredients plus a garnish, in addition to the dashi and miso. Some other ingredients I especially like include thinly sliced carrot or daikon, cut into seasonally-appropriate shapes with mini-cookie cutters (like flowers or leaves), thinly sliced mushrooms, enoki-take mushrooms, wheat gluten (available in small balls or other shapes at Asian groceries), and sansho pepper. The wakame, tofu, and green onions are our favorite, though.

Categories:  served-hot , <-30-mins , easy , presentation , beans , quick , inexpensive , soups-&-stews , japanese , soy~tofu , time-to-make , asian ,
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  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon instant dashi stock (granules)
  • 1 -2 tablespoon miso (i like a mix of about 4 parts red to 1 part white)
  • 2 -3 tablespoons dried wakame seaweed (sea vegetable)
  • 1/2 cup diced tofu (i like kinugoshi, silken tofu)
  • 2 -4 tablespoons very thinly sliced green onions


Serving Size (213.77 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 30.92 Calories from Fat 15.3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.7g 10.49%
Saturated Fat 0.26g 5.13%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 147.11mg 24.52%
Total Carbohydrate 1.56g 2.08%
Dietary Fiber 0.29 g 4.68%
Sugars 0.23 g %
Protein 2.94g 23.5%
Vitamin A 29.57IU% Vitamin C 0.03mg%
Calcium 115.93mg% Iron 1.75mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dashi stock, instant, dried wakame seaweed, diced, thinly sliced green onions