Cooking for Wellness

Miso Soup

Feb. 5, 2018

Miso soup is a tradition in Japan. It gets its name from having miso paste, which is a mixture of fermented soybeans and grains. It adds tasty flavor to this healthy soup! If you don’t want to buy pre-made vegetable stock at the store, try this stock recipe.

miso soupYields:

  • About 5 cups



  • Oil, to coat
  • ½ cup onions, small dice
  • ½ cup carrots, julienne
  • ½ cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, puree
  • 1 kombu, 3”x 2” pc
  • 4 cups stock
  • 2 tablespoons wakame, soaked, rinsed, chopped
  • ¼ cup miso paste, in separate dish
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Coat a medium pot over medium heat with oil.
  2. Add onions, carrots, sauté 2 minutes.
  3. Add in mushrooms, garlic, and kombu, sauté 2-3 minutes more.
  4. Add in stock and wakame, simmer until vegetables are tender, about 12-15 minutes.
  5. Ladle one scoop of broth into the miso, stir until combined.
  6. Reduce heat to low and slowly add in miso. Simmer for 2-5 minutes.
  7. Season with salt and pepper