Simple udon miso soup

Simple udon miso soup

This is one of my favorite soups.  It is so easy to make, and the flavor is simply delicious.  One of the things that makes this soup "pop" is the miso.  It just adds that amazing, earthy flavor, and in the end, its good for you too. :)
This is a basic recipe, you can add more to it.  Tofu, different veggies, anything you would like in soup.

Ingredients: (makes 2 servings)

4 cups water
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1/2 large onion, peeled and sliced into thin pieces 
1 clove garlic, minced fine
8 oz. mushrooms, sliced thin
3 cups tightly packed baby spinach
2 servings of fresh udon noodles. (if you cannot find fresh, you can use dry, just boil and rinse with cold water before making this soup)
2 tablespoons yellow or white miso.  (mix the miso with 1/3 cup water until it is fully dissolved) Set aside

In a medium saucepan, combine the water and soy sauce.  Place on the stove, over medium high heat.  Add the onions, garlic, and mushrooms, stir and cover.  Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low.  Allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, add the baby spinach and stir in well.  Allow to cook for 2 minutes.  
After 2 minutes, add the noodles and stir carefully.  Allow to heat up for about 2 minutes.
Remove from heat, and add the miso.  Stir in well.  You don't want to add the miso to boiling liquid, as this kills the good probiotics.
Serve right away with a side of rice.  
I have this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  It is good soup and I love it a lot.  I hope you give it a try and enjoy it too.
Happy eating and happy heart!


  1. I want to give this a a try but have never tried miso before.. I bought a jar to use but I'd say it looks darker than I'd expect yellow or white miso to look. Do you think it will still taste ok?

    1. Lianne, Yes, it will taste great. I rarely get the same color each time. It will taste amazing! :)

    2. Great, thank you! Will give it a try today :)

  2. This has become my favorite breakfast so quick to pull together, mild in flavor(I add a little garlic chili sauce or sriracha to mine and use whatever veggies I have on hand) and keeps me full of energy all day. Thank you for your love of Asian flavors they have been somewhat of an enigma to me but your recipes are all easy to follow and come out perfect every time.

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  4. My soup had a sour taste. Is this normal? I've never made anything w miso.

    1. no, it should not be sour. It should have a very "umami" flavor.


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