Have you ever made the mistake of buying a packet of pre-fab miso soup? Guilty. Let’s just say it doesn’t quite live up to expectations if what you were expecting was sushi restaurant style miso soup. When I tried the store version that day, I could almost hear the loser music from The Price is Right.
Anyway, one day I was tired of thinking I had to go to a sushi restaurant to get a good miso soup fix . . . so I tried my hand at making my own at home. And guess what? It was amazing. Even better than the miso soup at most restaurants. When you make your own miso soup, you can really customize the level of miso flavor and all of the add-ins. I love a lot of miso flavor and lots of tofu, green onions, and seaweed in my soup. Now it’s perfect every time and I don’t have to go out to an expensive restaurant to enjoy miso soup. When you make this, be sure to taste along the way so that you can choose your own level of miso taste and the amount of your add-ins!
5 cups chicken broth (homemade is best)
4 Tbsp. white miso
3 oz. extra firm tofu, cut into small cubes
3 green onions, sliced
Dried seaweed, for topping
Bring the chicken broth to a boil, and turn off the heat immediately. Whisk in miso and make sure that there are no lumps. Add the tofu, green onions, and seaweed. Serve hot!