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Japanese Miso Soup

Miso soup is a traditional Japanese dish that has become increasingly popular in the West. Its unique flavor comes from the fermented soybean paste (miso).


20min   30min   light



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Ingredients (for servings, )

For the soup base
2 Carrots, raw
(4.3 oz)
½ tspFresh ginger
(0.04 oz)
4 Mushrooms, raw
(2.5 oz)
1 Zucchini, raw
(6.9 oz)
½ Scallion
(0.26 oz)
2 stalksCelery
(2.1 oz)
2 tbspWakame
(0.35 oz)
For the broth
1 literTap water
(35 oz)
6 tbspSoy sauce (tamari)
(3.8 oz)
3 tbspMiso
(1.8 oz)
For the seasoning and garnish
1 dashSalt
(0.01 oz)
1 dashBlack pepper
1 Lime
(2.4 oz)

Nutritional Information per person Female Male
Energy 76 kcal 3.8% 3.0%
Fat/Lipids 1.2 g 1.7% 1.5%
Saturated Fats 0.21 g 1.0% 0.7%
Carbohydrates 8.5 g 3.1% 2.5%
Sugars 4.8 g 5.4% 4.4%
Fiber 3.2 g 12.8% 12.8%
Protein (albumin) 6.2 g 12.5% 10.4%
Cooking Salt (Na)5,315 mg 221.5% 221.5%
A serving is 424g. Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA.
Protein (albumin)
Cooking Salt


  • hand-held blender / immersion blender
    or blender
  • vegetable peeler
  • stove
  • saucepan

Type of preparation

  • cook
  • blend
  • season to taste
  • peel


  1. For the soup broth
    Peel the carrots and ginger and wash the mushrooms, zucchini, scallions, and celery.

  2. Cut the vegetables into bite-size pieces and finely chop the ginger. Divide the wakame equally into the soup bowls.

  3. As an alternative to wakame, you can use a sheet of nori. Simply tear it into small pieces and divide into the bowls.

  4. Divide the chopped vegetable equally into the soup bowls.

  5. For the broth
    Combine the tamari and unpasteurized miso with a little water using a fork or an immersion blender to make a broth.

  6. Pour the broth into a larger container. Bring the remaining water to a boil and then let cool until the temperature is below 41°C.

  7. For the seasoning and garnish
    Combine the warm water with the broth, season to taste with salt and pepper, and pour on top of the vegetables in the individual soup bowls.

  8. Garnish each serving with a lemon wedge and serve the Japanese miso soup while it is still warm.

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Nice miso soup
Kerstin Gackle, image_from_year 2014 I just made this recipe and thought that the soup had a nice flavor — and it was also quite filling. For my kids, I added fried tofu cubes (not raw), and they really liked that.

Kerstin Gackle, 20/10/2016 20:13
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Notes about recipe

Iodine and algae: With algae, you should look and see how much iodine it contains. Iodine is an essential trace element that occurs primarily in the form of iodide and is especially important for the production of certain thyroid hormones. A deficiency can cause hypothyroidism, but if you consume too much it can overburden your thyroid and be harmful to your health. The type of iodine found in algae depends on the type of algae, time of harvest, location, and processing.

How do I know if certain ingredients are raw: When it comes to products such as soy sauce (tamari), miso, and wakame, you have to read the labels to know if they are raw. Most of the soy sauces and miso in Europe contain some ingredients that have been steamed and are therefore no longer raw. Wakame can also be processed and dried in different ways and is therefore not always raw.

High salt content: The higher salt content is primarily a result of the soy sauce (tamari) and miso contained in the soup. Consuming too much salt is very unhealthy and it is best to reduce the amount of salt you consume. A total of 2.5 g of table salt (1 g of sodium) per day is optimal, especially if you have high blood pressure. For an adult, ten tablespoons of pure table salt would be lethal. (You can click on the ingredient salt to read more).


Peeling ginger: It works best to peel ginger using the sharp outer edge of a spoon. With the outer edge of the spoon, you can scrape off only the brown skin and none of the inner yellow part is wasted.

Alternate preparation

Alternative to wakame: You can use nori sheets instead of wakame.