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Easy Miso Soup: Warm Hearty Vegan Miso Soup
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Easy Miso Soup: Warm Hearty Vegan Miso Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Miso soup is a Japanese soup traditionally made with a salty paste from fermented soybeans and  dashi, which is  a fish based broth. But it's very easy to make a vegan version at home.  Japanese have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  It’s very light, with a soothing and mild flavor; so many people have it as a starter, side or snack. I load mine up with fresh shitake mushrooms and kale to make it a main dish. My husband has his with rice too. It’s an easy, healthy, affordable and filling meal.

We all know the nutritional value of kale, it’s rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories.  It’s high in iron and calcium: a great SUPERFOOD addition to an already healthy meal.



  • 4 tablespoons miso paste
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 cup of shitake mushrooms
  • 1 ½ cup fresh kale
  • ½ package firm organic tofu, diced (4 oz.)
  • 2 green onions, sliced into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • one sheet of nori (dried seaweed) cut into pieces
  • ½ teaspoon of sesame oil *optional


1.   In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine kale, shitake mushrooms, green onions, seaweed and water; bring to a boil.

2.   Reduce heat to medium, and whisk in the miso paste.

3.   Stir in diced tofu, soy sauce and sesame oil, if using.

4.   Simmer gently for 3 to 5 minutes before serving.


 * You can add garlic, fresh minced ginger, shredded carrots, spinach, green peas, broccoli, kelp noodles, soba noodles, rice, etc.

* There are different kinds of dashi: made from kombu (dried kelp), katsuo-bushi (dried bonito flakes), niboshi (dried small sardines), hoshi-shiitake (dried shiitake mushrooms), and more. Kombu and hoshi-shiitake dashi are known as good vegan stocks. If you do happen to find these, you can add two teaspoons for extra flavor.





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  1. pftsusan
    Hi and welcome to The Flaming Vegan. Thank you for sharing this post. I I added you to My Bloggers Voted and I invite to vote on what you like of mine.
    1. Norma Plum
      Norma Plum
      Thanks Susan, I sure will.
      1. pftsusan
        I'm sorry. I just realized that I was looking in the wrong spot when I said that I added you to my bloggers. That was habitual from the old Flaming Vegan app. This new app that they are using now, is not the old. So I just added you now, to my bloggers. I look forward to more of your posts.
  2. cin
    Hi Susan, Love the miso soup recipe post. Just one thing, miso should not be cooked, it will lose it's nutrients, and live enzymes. Mix the paste with a little cold water, then stir into heated soup just before serving!
    1. Norma Plum
      Norma Plum
      Hi Cin, I know miso shouldn't be cooked. That's why the recipe calls for boiling all the ingredients first, then reducing the heat and adding the miso afterwards. You can simmer for 3-5 minutes without boiling.
  3. deepam
    A great recipe, shared for twitter fans and voted
    1. Norma Plum
      Norma Plum
      Thanks!!! Enjoy your miso!


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