Ginger Miso Soup with Arame

Ginger Miso Soup with Arame

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 2-4

A hearty version of the traditional mild Japanese-style miso soup. Works just as easily as a side or main dish.


  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 pound button mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 no-sodium vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1 cup extra-firm tofu, diced
  • 1/4 cup arame or hijiki seaweed, soaked and drained
  • 2-3 tablespoons red miso
  • 4 scallions, sliced


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add onions and mushrooms and sauté 3 minutes. Add ginger and sauté 2 minutes more, until onions and mushrooms are soft.
  2. Add water, bring to a boil, and add the bouillon cube. Simmer 5 minutes, or until dissolved. Remove a ladleful of broth to a small bowl.
  3. Dissolve the miso in the small bowl of broth. Add the miso mixture back into the soup pot, along with the tofu and arame or hijiki. Simmer 5 more minutes, being careful not to boil the liquid.
  4. Sprinkle scallions over the top before serving.

Nutritional Information

167 calories, 11g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 10g carbohydrates, 3g dietary fiber, 10g protein, 33mg sodium