Miso is rich in essential minerals and a good source of various vitamins and as a fermented food provides the gut with beneficial bacteria that help us to stay healthy. However, it is important not to boil miso paste if you want to enjoy the full flavours and nutritional qualities of miso.
Miso soup recipes vary region to region but traditionally it is very simple and made up of two components (miso paste and dashi) and finished with garnishes such as tofu, wagame and spring onions.
Dashi is essentially the Japanese equivalent to stock or broth in the west and is used as the backbone to many Japanese dishes.
We appreciate it might not always be easy to find all the ingredients so we have come up with an alternative and simple miso soup recipe for you to make at home.
For more detail on traditional Japanese dashi and a miso soup recipe using Japanese dashi, click through to our Best Home-made Vegetarian Miso Soup with Dashi From Scratch recipe.
Here we will be making a simple home-made miso soup using our miso pastes and a stock made from either a stock cube or vegetable ingredients you might find in your cupboard.