Easy Vegan Miso Soup in 10 Minutes

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Vegan Miso Soup is a delightful and nutritious dish that brings warmth and flavor to your table. Originating from Japan, this soup has gained popularity worldwide for its rich umami taste and health benefits.

Health Benefits of Vegan Miso Soup

Before delving into the recipe, let’s explore the health benefits. Miso, a key ingredient, is a fermented soy product that promotes gut health. The addition of vegetables and tofu ensures a nutrient-packed meal, perfect for those following a plant-based diet.

Ingredients & Substitutions

To make a satisfying pot of Vegan Miso Soup, gather the following:

  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 green onions, thinly diced
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari for GF
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped dry seaweed sheets
  • ½ block silken tofu, cut into tiny cubes
  • 1 cup chopped greens (spinach, kale, or chard) optional

Miso Mixture

  • ¼ cup white miso paste
  • ¼ cup boiling water

Possible Substitutions

Feel free to customize your soup by experimenting with alternative ingredients like different greens or varying tofu textures.

Helpful Tools

For a smooth cooking experience, have these tools ready:

  • Medium-sized pot
  • Whisk for mixing the miso paste
  • Bowl for preparing the miso mixture

How To Make Vegan Miso Soup

Preparing the Miso Mixture

In a bowl, combine ¼ cup of boiling water with ¼ cup of white miso paste.

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Whisk to create a smooth miso mixture.

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Cooking Process Step by Step

In a medium pot, bring 4 cups of vegetable broth to a simmer.

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Add the miso mixture to the pot, incorporating the umami flavor.

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Gently add greens, onions, soy sauce, seaweed, and silken tofu cubes.

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Simmer for 5 mins, ensuring the tofu cooks without breaking.

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Tips & Tricks for Perfect Vegan Miso Soup

  • Allow the miso mixture to dissolve completely for a consistent flavor.
  • Be gentle when adding tofu to prevent it from breaking apart.
  • Experiment with different greens to find your preferred combination.


Are There Gluten-Free Options?

Absolutely, just substitute soy sauce with tamari for a gluten-free version.

Can I Make It Ahead of Time?

While possible, the soup is best enjoyed immediately after preparation.

What Greens Work Best in This Recipe?

Spinach, kale, or chard are excellent choices, but feel free to experiment.

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Vegan Miso Soup In 10 Minutes

Indulge in the rich flavors of Vegan Miso Soup – a quick, plant-based dish featuring a harmonious blend of miso, tofu, and fresh greens. Perfect for a cozy, nutritious meal!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Soup, Soups
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 smaller bowls


  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 green onions thinly diced
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari for GF
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped dry seaweed sheets
  • ½ block silken tofu cut into tiny cubes
  • 1 cup chopped greens (spinach, kale or chard) optional

Miso Mixture

  • ¼ cup white miso paste
  • ¼ cup boiling water


  • In a medium pot, add vegetable broth and bring to a simmer.
  • In a bowl add ¼ cup of boiling water with ¼ cup of white miso paste. Whisk to combine, then add the water miso paste directly into the pot with broth.
  • Next, add in your greens, onions, soy sauce, seaweed and silken tofu cubes. Add the tofu cubes in very gently and carefully as they can break easily.
  • Allow all the ingredients to simmer for about 5 mins, then serve and enjoy!
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


In conclusion, Vegan Miso Soup is a delectable, healthy choice for those seeking a flavorful and nourishing meal. With its simplicity and adaptability, it’s a go-to recipe for both beginners and seasoned cooks alike.

18 thoughts on “Easy Vegan Miso Soup in 10 Minutes

  1. Sadie says:

    5 stars
    What a quick and simple soup!! Loved this recipe so delicious. I always get miso soup when I order take out and this was just as good! But vegan!

  2. Kim says:

    5 stars
    Delicious soup. Essy cooks always has the BEST recipes.

  3. Patty says:

    5 stars
    Yum this plant based miso was so delicious. Cooking more vegan meals in 2024! You have given me so many great ideas already

  4. Cass says:

    5 stars
    This recipe was excellent loved the flavor. And was super easy to make and follow. Thanks 😊

  5. Keira says:

    5 stars
    Tasty delicious plant based miso. The soft tofu texture was very nice and the broth was tasty.

  6. Jackie says:

    5 stars
    What a delightful vegan miso soup!! The flavor was spot on 10/10

  7. Nia says:

    5 stars
    This miso was sooo quick and easy to make loved it.

    • spicyveganfood says:

      I’m thrilled to hear that the miso was quick and easy for you to make, and that you loved it! If you have any other preferences or if there’s a particular type of recipe you’re looking for, feel free to let me know.

  8. Camilia Doro says:

    Tried this at a friends house today and it was just delicious. It sure will be my go to soups in the next few week….thank you

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m thrilled you enjoyed the soup. It’s always a pleasure to share delicious recipes with friends. Let me know if you ever want the recipe or if there’s anything else you’d like to try.

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