This miso soup is quick, deliciously warming and perfect for warming up your day.
Miso is a basic ingredient in Japanese cuisine. It’s a paste made with soybeans, which are fermented with salt and aspergillus oryzae, a naturally fungus. Barley, rice or buckwheat can be added into the process.
There are different types of miso paste. In the market you can find white miso, red miso or dark miso. The colour mainly depends on the time of fermentation. The longer is, the darker and more intense will be the flavour; while a shorter period of fermentation will produce a sweeter and lighter miso.
Because miso is made from soybeans, it’s a complete protein, containing all the essential amino acids, and making it a great source of proteins for vegetarians and vegans.
Miso helps digestion, restores beneficial gut bacteria, it’s high in vitamin B and in antioxidants.
The first time I tasted miso soup was of course in a Japanese restaurant. By then I didn’t know much about miso, so I consider what they were giving me was just a bit of flavoured water with some seaweeds. Yes I know, I had lots to learn. Now that I am conscient of it’s powerness I just love it and try to find any excuse to use it.
Either you can make a basic miso soup like the one I show you today, use it in dressing pared with tahin, or drizzle over kale, there are endless things you can do with miso paste.
This quick miso soup never fails, it's quick, delicious and super nutritious
- 2 tablespoon miso paste I used dark miso
- 4 mushrooms
- 1 handful white cabbage
- 1 carrot
- 100 grams soba noodles
- 1 handful fresh coriander
- 1 liter filtered water
Cook the noodles according to packet insstruction and set aside. Put the water to boil in a pot over medium heat. In a small bowl, stir together miso paste and a bit of boiling water, until miso is dissolved. Put back into the pot with boiling water and let it simmer a couple of minutes. Slice mushrooms, cabbage and cut carrots in julienne and add them to the pot. Remove from the heat. Serve immediately with fresh coriander and soba noodles.