Miso Soup


Miso soup is the ultimate comfort food. Some people have even been able to wean themselves off coffee by drinking it regularly. Maybe it’s just a healthier way to keep your hands warm! Be sure to add the miso after removing the soup from heat.

5 cups (1.25 l) water
1/3 cup (80 ml) mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup (60 ml) scallions or green onions, chopped
1/4 cup (60 ml) carrot, finely shredded, or greens such as kale, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp (15 ml) tamari sauce
1/4 cup (60 ml) white miso paste (any miso will work just as well)

Bring the water to a boil in a medium pot. Add mushrooms, scallions, carrot and tamari. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes until the vegetables soften. Reduce heat to low. Pour 1/4 cup (60 ml) of the hot soup into a small bowl and add the miso paste; blend well. Turn off the heat and add the miso mixture back into the soup. Taste, adjust seasonings and serve. Serves two.

Source: alive #243, January 2003