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Simple Miso Tofu Soup

Yield
Servings
Prep time
20 mins
Courses
Entrée | Soups
Special Diets
Vegan | Vegetarian
Food Allergies
Dairy-free | Gluten-free
Source

Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook (c) 2004, Nava Altas

Description

A light and healthful dinner. Simple to prepare, though very restorative. Miso, a fermented food, aids digestion and is rich in Vitamin B and trace minerals. Tasty, as well as beneficial for the immune system.

Ingredients

5 cvegetable broth (prepared, or 5 cups water and 1 vegetable bouillon cube)
2 scallions (up to 3, green and white parts thinly sliced)
2 kombu (strips, each 3 x 5 inches, optional)
8 oztofu (soft or medium, well blotted and finely diced)
2 Tmiso (up to 4 T)

Instructions

Combine the stock with the scallions and kombu, if using, in a soup pot. Bring to a simmer, then cover and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Stir in the tofu. Simmer 1 to 2 minutes longer, then remove the kombu. Dissolve the desired amount of miso in just enough warm water to make it pourable. Stir into the broth and remove from the heat. Taste and add more dissolved miso if desire. Serve at once.

Notes

Miso is a wonderfully healthful food, particularly for those undergoing chemotherapy, as it combats nausea. Never bring miso to a boil, however, as the heat will destroy its beneficial enzymes.