Miso Soup

This is, hands down, my favourite fall fast food! There is nothing quite like the flavour of miso (to me at least). This salty and warming paste made from fermented soybeans is a Japanese culinary staple. And, as a bonus, the health benefits of fermented products make this quick meal a super healthy choice, to boot!

Preparation time: 10 minutes  

Makes: 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tofu, cubed 
  • 1 heaping tbsp miso paste

Boil the water in a medium saucepan. Pour a splash* of this boiling water into a bowl and set aside. Add tofu and green onion to saucepan and let boil. Add the miso paste in the bowl you set aside with the splash of water until diluted. Once diluted, combine your tofu, onion, and water.

Voilà, Miso soup! 

Serving Tip: I like to serve this with veggie spring rolls and a side of kimchi. Yum!

Bonus Tip: The reason you don't add the miso paste to the stovetop is because boiling the paste is said to destroy the benefits of the fermentation process. 

*The splash of boiling water will help you dilute the paste.