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Miso soup with tofu and spring onion

Miso soup with tofu and spring onion
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Vegan Fermented Food

Miso paste is made by fermenting soyabeans with salt and koji, a type of fungus. As well as boosting friendly bacteria in the gut, miso is associated the other health benefits including lower blood pressure and protection against some cancers.’- (Dr Sarah Schenker, dietitian)

4 people


  • 300 g tofu, diced 
  • 2 tsp soy sauce 
  • 1.5 litres water or vegetable stock 
  • 6 tbsp brown miso paste  
  • A thumb-sized piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and finely grated 
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced 
  • 10 mushrooms, quartered  
  • 2 carrots, peeled, finely sliced or julienned 
  • 2 heads baby bok choy, chopped in half lengthways  
  • 4 tsp sesame seeds 



Place the diced tofu in a bowl and add the soy sauce, toss to coat.


Pour the water or stock into a large saucepan and bring back to the boil. Stir in the miso paste.


Add the spring onions, mushrooms, carrots and bok choy and simmer gently for around 5 minutes until tender.


Add the tofu for the last minute.


Serve with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.


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