Easy Miso Soup

Miso Soup with Tofu

This is a super easy recipe I cut out of the paper which was titled “Late-Night Dish” Instant Soup; it ties into the Lunar Chinese New Year theme, but luckily, no rabbits were harmed in its making. It’s quicker that Ramen noodles out of the package and hits the spot when you want something warm and healthy. Hopefully, you have the ingredients on hand, but I did have to go buy tofu.

If you want to make it Vegetarian, you could use vegetable broth and it’s an easily adaptable soup, so mushrooms, edamame or other soft vegetables can be added. You could also add dumplings or cooked chicken, but the beauty of this soup is its simplicity. I added a squirt of Sriracha and chopped scallion greens to the top for color. It calls to microwave it but if you’re microwave-averse, you could heat it up on the stovetop just as easily.

Easy Miso Soup

Recipe by Miami HeraldCourse: SoupsCuisine: AsianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

  • 2 teaspoons red miso

  • 2 ounces firm tofu, cut into small cubes

  • 1 big handful fresh baby spinach leaves

  • 1 green onion, sliced into long thin slivers

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • Soy sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil


  • Stack: In a large soup bowl, pile up, in order: ginger, miso, tofu, spinach and green onion.
  • Drizzle with sesame oil.
  • Douse with broth.
  • Zap: slide bowl into the microwave and zap until hot, 2 minutes. Stir.
  • Drizzle with soy sauce.


  • Thoroughly mix together soup to incorporate the miso.

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Published by gleeguilford

Born and raised in Miami, the daughter of a pilot and stay-at-home Mom, I love food in all forms. My great grandfather opened the first Italian restaurant in Miami in the 20's, The Boathouse on the Miami river. I love exploring my heritage and linking food and recipes to personal stories. I've been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love and wrote restaurant reviews and news as the Miami Dining Examiner for three years. I love exploring Miami's latest hot spots, hole in the walls and institutions. I'm always looking for innovative ways to use the plethora of tropical fruits and vegetables South Florida offers, especially from my own garden.

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