I’ve been on a big miso soup kick lately. The cold weather and exposure to new germs in a new workplace had me craving the warmth and nourishment of miso. Did you know that 70% of our immune system actually comes from our gut? Isn’t that so crazy! One of the best ways to keep that immune system functioning is to add in fermented food and healthy “good” gut bacteria that allow your gut to function in tip-top shape.
I wanted to share my vegan take on miso soup, as it is both so easy to whip up and so nourishing!
Vegan Miso Soup
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1 carrot, diced
1-2 handfuls of greens (kale or spinach work great)
2 tsp miso paste (I used red miso)
2 cups water
Boil water with green onion and carrot to allow the carrot to soften. Once boiling for a few minute (maybe 2-5), take the pot off the stove. Add in the greens and miso paste. Use a spoon to crush up the miso paste so there is no clumps. Wait about 3-5 minutes with the soup in your bowl before eating. I found waiting a few minutes helped the miso to marinate and it tasted much more flavorful.
Pro tip: don’t add miso to boiling water! It will kill all the good bacteria.