Basic Miso Soup


30 minutes or fewer

A powerhouse ingredient such as deeply flavored red miso paste (instead of the milder white or yellow varieties) is the key to this super-easy soup. Just don't boil it—boiling brings out a bitter taste in miso and kills the healthful probiotic enzymes that are so good for you.

  • 4Servings


  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup cubed firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup chopped winter greens (such as spinach or chard)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 Tbs. red miso paste, or to taste


Simmer broth in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add tofu, greens and green onions, reduce heat to medium, and cook about 5 minutes, or until greens are just wilted.

Stir in miso, and barely simmer (do not boil). Remove from heat, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 14
  • Carbohydrate Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 380 mg
  • Sugar Content: 1 g