Easy Miso Soup Recipe: A Classic Japanese Soup Dish

Learn how to make a warm and comforting Miso Soup with this easy-to-follow recipe that takes only 15 minutes. Enjoy the umami flavor of miso paste combined with tofu, seaweed, and scallions in a traditional Japanese soup.

Miso Soup is a traditional Japanese soup made with savory miso paste, tofu, seaweed, and other ingredients. It is a warm and comforting dish that’s perfect for cold days or for any time you need a quick and easy meal. The umami flavor of the miso paste combined with the soft tofu and seaweed makes this soup a popular choice among many people. In this blog post, we’ll be sharing a recipe for authentic Miso Soup that is easy to make and will satisfy your cravings in just 15 minutes.


  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup miso paste
  • 1/2 block of soft tofu, cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup dried seaweed, soaked in water and chopped
  • 2 stalks scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp soy sauce (optional)


  1. In a large pot, bring the water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Add the chopped seaweed to the pot and let it simmer for a minute.
  3. Lower the heat and add the cubed tofu to the pot.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the miso paste with a ladleful of the hot water from the pot until it dissolves completely.
  5. Add the miso mixture to the pot and stir gently to combine.
  6. Let the soup simmer for a few minutes, but do not let it boil.
  7. Add the chopped scallions to the pot and stir.
  8. Taste the soup and add soy sauce if needed.
  9. Serve the soup hot in individual bowls.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Use white miso paste for a milder and sweeter flavor or red miso paste for a stronger and saltier flavor.
  • Add different toppings like mushrooms, shrimp, or egg for added texture and flavor.
  • Use wakame or other types of seaweed instead of dried seaweed.
  • Do not let the soup boil as it may cause the miso to break down and lose its flavor.
  • Use firm or extra-firm tofu for a chewier texture.


  • Vegan Miso Soup: Substitute the water for vegetable broth and omit the soy sauce.
  • Gluten-Free Miso Soup: Use gluten-free miso paste and tamari instead of soy sauce.

Miso Soup is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that can satisfy your cravings for Japanese food in no time. By following our recipe and using the right ingredients, you can make an authentic Miso Soup that tastes just like the ones you would find in a Japanese restaurant. Try out our tips and tricks, and experiment with different variants to create your own unique Miso Soup.

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