Miso Soup with Ginger & Garlic

24 Jan

I volunteered as a kitchen helper for a Rooted Nutrition cooking class a few days ago. The topic was fermentation, which was super fascinating. I came out of the class with a mason jar of saurkraut that’s doin’ its thang on my counter (will report back about its success…I’m a little wary at the moment…)

Andrea whipped up a soup similar to this one for lunch and topped it with her homemade ‘kraut and kimchi. I didn’t have either of those on hand for dinner tonight so instead just added a squeeze of lime juice right before eating. This is a new fav for sure. Super quick and satisfying. Yum!

Miso Soup

Miso Soup with Ginger & Garlic
1 L/4 cups water
1″ fresh ginger, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
Red pepper flakes, to taste (I used shandong pepper threads)
1 cooked chicken sausage or plain tofu, cubed
Noodles (I used buckwheat but you can use rice noodles too)
Kale, carrots, cucumber, celery, beet, shredded (really any other vegetable you can think of)
Avocado, sliced
1/2 lime, juiced
1/4 cup miso paste

In a medium sized pot bring water to a boil and add ginger and garlic. Let simmer for a few minutes to incorporate flavours. Add noodles and let cook one minute. Take off the heat. In a small bowl, whisk miso paste with a little of the stock until it’s smooth. Add back into the pot.

While the stock is simmering, prepare all your veggies and arrange them in bowls. Pour the stock over top and garnish with avocado and lime juice. Makes two servings.


2 Responses to “Miso Soup with Ginger & Garlic”

  1. themuffinmyth January 25, 2013 at 12:14 AM #

    Yum! I love miso soup, and try to always have a tub of miso in the fridge so I can whip it up whenever I want. But avocado in the soup? Oh wow, that’s a texture direction I hadn’t considered. I’ll give it a go and report back!

  2. adelaro8 February 18, 2013 at 10:17 PM #

    nothing better than extra-garlicky miso soup on a cold day – I made a version of this tonight! sans noodles/chicken, and with sweet peppers, green beans, mushrooms, and kimchi. i also may have overboiled. next time i will add soba noodles and be more gentle with the miso.

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