Known for it’s anti-aging, intestinal support, and immune boosting properties, miso soup is a wonderful tonic for our fast paced world. When sitting down to a bowl of miso soup, you just can’t help but slow down.
- 1/2 cup dried wakame
- 1/4 cup shiro miso (white fermented-soybean paste)
- 6 cups filtered water, or you can make Dashi
- 1/2 pound soft tofu, drained and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallion greens
Thinly slice scallions, and drain/cube tofu. Combine wakame with warm water to cover it by 1 inch, and let sit for 15 minutes. Drain. Place water, scallions and wakame in a saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, add tofu cubes then simmer for 10-20 minutes until tender. Remove 1.5 cups of broth from saucepan and place in a bowl. Let broth cool a bit, then add in the miso and mix. Place the miso and water mixture back into your saucepan, let mingle, then serve right away!
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