How to… make a wonderful home-made miso soup

Miso Soup is a favourite among fasters, and its no surprise why. Low in calories, yet high in nutrients, Miso Soup is a crucial part of many fast days. Best of all, Miso soup is quick and easy, and can be adapted in countless different ways, so it never gets boring. The recipe below is a basic version, but check out the ideas at the bottom if you want to liven things up!

  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a slow simmer and add your seaweed. I personally prefer Wakame seaweed for its distinctive salty flavour, but you can use other types as well (like Nori seaweed, which is used with Sushi).

  2. Allow the seaweed to simmer for 5 minutes – if you’re not a fan of the salty seaweed flavour, allow it to cook for longer.

  3. Reduce the heat further and add your spring onions and miso. Stir until the miso is completely dissolved. This recipe will make 4 delicious servings in 10 minutes!

If you want to make things more interesting, don’t be afraid to experiment.  Try adding tofu chunks, soy sauce, mirin or other vegetables to liven things up. Happy fast day, everybody!


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