Recipe: Creamy Healing Miso Soup

This take on miso soup is one of the most healing bowls you can make. It’s loaded with tons of grounding veg, tempeh (fermented tofu), and immune boosters such as; miso, ginger, garlic, and onion. The base of the soup is made of miso paste, which is full of probiotics to help support gut health and improve digestion. This bowl not only has all you need to stay healthy for the winter, it tastes so creamy and delicious!


– 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
– 1 clove garlic, minced
– 1 inch piece ginger root, finely chopped (I keep the skin on)
– 1/2 a small white onion, finely chopped
– 1/2 a small zucchini, finely chopped
– 2 carrots, cut into disk shapes
– 3 to 4 stems and leaves of Bok choy, chopped
– 200 grams Brown Rice Noodles or Buckwheat Soba Noodles
– 1 small watermelon radish, chopped
– ½ cup miso paste
– 1 Tbsp. tahini
– 5 cups water
– 1/2 a package of tempeh cut into bite size pieces
– Sesame seeds for garnish


– Heat oil in large pot. Add garlic, ginger, and onion. Sauté for 2 minutes
– Add zucchini and sauté until lightly browned
– Add water. Let heat for 2 to 3 minutes and then add miso paste. Ensure miso is well incorporated by stirring often. Be sure to not let the water come to a boil (this will kill off the probiotic contents of the miso paste)
– Once the miso is well incorporated, add the tahini. If using brown rice noodles add to pot. If using soba noodles, cook according to package directions in a separate pot (soba noodles need to be boiled to cook properly) and then add to the soup pot
– Add carrots to the soup pot and allow the contents to lightly simmer for 10 to 15 minutes
– Heat more cooking oil in a separate pan (cast iron works well). Add chopped tempeh to this pan and cook according to package directions
– Once you feel as though the carrots are cooked to your liking, add the chopped Bok choy and tempeh
– Serve in bowls. Garnish with chopped watermelon radish and a sprinkle of sesame seeds

I made this recipe in collaboration with the Vancouver Farmers Market. Check out their posting here:

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