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Miso soup recipe

Miso can be used to make a wide variety of dishes, but miso soup is the most common. Here’s how you make this traditional Japanese dish.
Course Soup
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword miso soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Author Joost Nusselder


  • 4 cups vegetable broth (or dashi for a more authentic taste)
  • 1 sheet nori (dried seaweed) cut into large rectangles
  • 3-4 tbsp miso paste
  • ½ cup green chard chopped
  • ½ cup green onion chopped
  • ¼ cup firm tofu cubed


  • Place vegetable broth in a medium saucepan and bring to a low simmer.
  • While broth is simmering, place miso into a small bowl. Add a little hot water and whisk until smooth. Set aside.
  • Add chard, green onion, and tofu to soup and cook for 5 minutes. Add nori and stir.
  • Remove from heat, add miso mixture, and stir to combine.
  • Taste and add more miso or a pinch of sea salt if desired. Serve warm.