What is Miso Soup Made of?
Miso Soup is a very healthy Japanese recipe because it’s made of miso paste, which is fermented soybean paste.
There are three main types of miso: yellow, red and white. Miso is good for you because the fermented soybeans help digestion and provide good probiotics.
Personally, I like white miso (far right on the picture above) as it’s mildly salty with a tint of sweetness. You may get miso and all the ingredients you need for this Miso Soup recipe at a Japanese or Asian food store.
To learn more about miso nutrition and benefits, check out this article at Japan Info.
What is in Miso Soup?
Miso soup ingredients consist of the following:
- Dashi broth or the soup base. Dashi is made with dried kelp (kombu) and bonita flakes (dried fish flakes); its is the building block of Japanese recipes.
- Fried tofu puffs
- Chopped scallions
How Do You Make Miso Soup?
The method is very easy. First, Make the dashi soup base by boiling the kombu and bonito flakes. Strain well. Bring the dashi to boil, then add the seaweed and tofu and cook for 3 minutes.
Turn off the heat and stir in the miso paste until dissolved. DO NOT boil the miso paste.
Top the soup with the chopped scallions and and serve immediately. Japanese Miso soup is good for your health and low in calories, only 83 calories.
What Dishes to Serve with this Recipe?
This meal is best served with steamed rice. For a wholesome Japanese meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
How Many Calories Per Serving?
This recipe is only 85 calories per serving.
What Dishes To Serve with this Recipe?
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Serving Size 2 people
Amount Per Serving Calories 85Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 9mgSodium 102mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 12g