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Made from traditional Japanese flavors, miso soup is nutritious, delicious, and easy to prepare. It is the perfect soothing meal for days when don’t feel like eating heavy foods, and want something light. Miso soup is traditionally made from soybean, miso paste, and a Japanese fish stock called Dashi. This soup can be prepared in several ways, primarily incorporating a variety of vegetables such as mushrooms, daikon, carrots, as well as potatoes, and tofu. These vegan miso soup recipes are high in protein, low in calories, and will keep you feeling warm and satisfied. They are also completely customizable, so feel free to get creative!

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1. Miso Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms and Ramen Noodles 

Miso Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms and Ramen Noodles

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This shiitake mushroom and ramen miso soup by Jenn Sebestyen and Kelli Foster is everything: cozy, comforting, healthy, easy, and so delicious. Make it when you feel yourself coming down with a cold. It’s soothing and nourishing.

2. Miso Greens Soup 

Miso Greens Soup

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This miso greens soup by Katie Koteen is a necessity during the holiday season—the perfect soothing meal for days you don’t feel like eating heavy foods. Bonus: It’s ridiculously quick and easy to make. Keep in mind that boiling miso kills all the good digestive helpers it contains. For this reason, this soup doesn’t reheat that well, but the recipe halves easily if you want to avoid any waste.

Reprinted with permission from Frugal Vegan by Katie Koteen and Kate Kasbee, Page Street Publishing Co. 2017. Photo credit: Allie Lehman.

3. Sweet Potato Miso Soup

Sweet Potato Miso Soup

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Each miso will produce subtly different results but brown and white miso paste would make fine substitutes. This sweet potato miso soup by Rachel Phipps is perfect for a filling, nourishing autumn meal.

4. Chickpea Miso Noodle Soup

Chickpea Miso Noodle Soup

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This chickpea and miso noodle soup recipe by Kris Dee | Mostly Domestic comes together in 30 minutes or less, making it perfect for a weeknight dinner!

5. Five-Minute Miso Bowl

Five-Minute Miso Bowl

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A quick and simple miso soup for when you’re busy but still want a nourishing hot meal. This easy miso broth by Claire Ragozzino makes a great base for layering in tofu, noodles, rice, or steamed veggies.

6. Garlic Miso and Onion Soup

Garlic Miso and Onion Soup

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An easy Asian-inspired soup with tofu to fill you up. plain tofu can sometimes be kind of bland (sorry, tofu, but it’s true). In this garlic miso and onion soup recipe by Kinda Vegan, Adams Media, however, the neutral taste of tofu plays well against the miso and garlic. Hooray for an old vegan staple!

7. Miso Soup With Garlicky Lentils, Kale, and Mushrooms

Miso Soup With Garlicky Lentils, Kale, and Mushrooms

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A hearty twist on miso and lentil soups, This vegan miso soup by Amy Height is such a quick dinner to throw together. Packed with protein, fiber, and secret hidden veggies, this soup is also so healthy. The savory taste and silky smooth miso broth are what sell this vegan miso soup––it’s guaranteed to become a household favorite. Make a big batch early on and you’ll have a hearty, healthy meal that will keep you satisfied throughout the week.

8. Immunity-Boosting Miso Soup

Immunity Boosting Miso Soup

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Serve this soup with steamed short grain brown rice that has been cooked with a little bit of coconut oil for added immune support. Sprinkle with gomasio and pink sea salt for extra yumminess! This immunity-boosting miso soup by Crissy Cavanaugh can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and is kid-friendly!

9. Comforting Miso and Ginger Soup

Comforting Miso and Ginger Soup

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This Miso and Ginger Soup by Rita Marie is just what you need after a long day out in the cold. Or even if you’re in warmer climates, it’s still awesome to have just because it’s comfort in a bowl! The savory, yet spicy combo of the ginger with miso in a flavorful broth is enticing and hits all the right spots.

10. Zucchini and Edamame Miso Soup

Zucchini and Edamame Miso Soup

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A rejuvenating mix of zucchini, edamame, miso, and nori comes together in this healthy and tasty soup by Annabelle Randles. Make sure you use low salt vegetable stock as miso is quite salty. This is just the perfect comforting recipe for late summer or early autumn when there are cooler temperatures.

11. Raw Instant Miso Soup Bombs 

Raw Instant Miso Soup Bombs

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These raw vegan instant miso soup bombs by Mariko Sakata are a game-changer for all the miso soup lovers in the world. These flavorful balls are packed with all your favorite miso soup flavors. All you’ll have to do is add some boiling water and you’ve got a steaming hot bowl of miso soup! Plus, they store well in the freezer, you can bring them with you anywhere, and they are incredibly easy to make.

12. Miso Noodle Soup

Miso Noodle Soup

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Miso soup is a cornerstone of Japanese cuisine because it’s incredibly nutritious, malleable, and easy to make. This miso noodle soup recipe by Gabrielle St. Claire will give you a hearty miso broth that is full of flavor, soba noodles, and tofu.

13. Creamy Root Vegetable Miso Soup

Creamy Root Vegetable Miso Soup

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This root vegetable miso soup by Erin Beccia is the perfect transition to Spring. It provides warmth against the chilly evening temperatures while offering the freshness of early spring vegetables. This soup is simple and takes only 30 minutes to prepare, while still packing lots of flavor and nourishment from the miso and root veggies.

14. Creamy Cauliflower and Parsnip Miso Soup With Roasted Shiitake

Creamy Cauliflower and Parsnip Miso Soup With Roasted Shiitake

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In this miso soup recipe by Jodi Kay, cauliflower, parsnips, and a whole head of garlic are roasted in the oven until tender. They’re then combined with a miso broth and puréed into a soup that’s thick, creamy, and flavorful. Topped with oven-roasted mushrooms and garnished with sliced green onions, this soup is as delicious as it is photo-worthy. Serve this with a fresh salad topped with a ginger dressing, or enjoy it on its own as a light lunch.

15. Moroccan Miso, Lentil, and Pumpkin Soup

Moroccan Miso, Lentil, and Pumpkin Soup

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This pumpkin soup by Judy Moosmueller is inspired by the fresh, vibrant flavors of Morocco. Although it’s not a traditional Moroccan ingredient, the addition of miso paste gives the soup a deeper, more umami flavor. You can also use a Moroccan spice mix if you don’t have the individual spices listed below.

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