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Easy Miso Soup
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Easy Miso Soup

Easy Miso Soup

For the most basic miso soup, you can simply add boiling water to miso paste. But a much better version has ‘dashi’ added to it. Dashi is a Japanese soup base made from konbu (dried kelp) and dried bonito flakes. But who’s doing that? So for this version we’re using Hondashi - a granulated dashi you just stir into the boiling water with the miso.


  • Serves 2, or just me if I’m hungry
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons Hondashi (or 1 teaspoon for every cup of water)
  • 4 tablespoons yellow miso paste (feel free to add more or less to your taste)
  • 6 to 8 ounces firm tofu, cut into small cubes - or however much you feel like
  • 2 or 3 green onions, cut into 1 inch lengths


  1. Bring the water and dashi to a boil
  2. Reduce the heat and whisk in the miso - make sure it dissolves completely
  3. Add the tofu and green onion - let simmer on low 3-5 minutes to warm through
  4. Serve