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Miso Soup is the original health food, it's been nourishing the Japanese for centuries, and you can make it yourself in minutes.



Total time

15 minutes






  • 1 quart vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp Miso paste
  • 4½ oz block of firm tofu (cut in small cubes)
  • 2 cups assorted mushrooms ( sliced or left whole if very small )
  • 4 scallions, (sliced thin, use all of the white and a little of the green)


  1. Heat the stock and water to a simmer and add the mushrooms and tofu. Simmer for a few minutes to cook the mushrooms. When you're ready to serve, add the scallions and take off the heat. In a small bowl, whisk the miso with 1/4 cup of the hot broth to form a paste. Stir it back into the broth, and serve.
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