Low Calorie Miso Soup

5 Minute Japanese Miso Soup Recipe

This 5 Minute Low Calorie Miso Soup Recipe is just 24 calories and comes with lots of yummy miso soup add-ins!

The authentic miso soup recipe can be made in just 5 minutes, and makes a perfect snack, starter, or side dish.

5 Minute Japanese Miso Soup Recipe

Learn how to make Japanese soup recipe both vegan and gluten-free, because (if you didn’t know) most miso pastes are not gluten-free!

5 Minute Low Calorie Miso Soup

Ingredients for Low Calorie Miso Soup

Miso soup is a staple at Japanese restaurants, it’s light and healthy. And the best starter for sushi, stir fry and more.

But most Japanese restaurants are using fish based Dashi and gluten filled miso. If this is not important to you, great, but if it is, it’s best to make your own at home.

Plus, when you make your own, you can add lots of yummy add ins like these add ins for Japanese soup with tofu.

I created a more simple Japanese Miso Soup Recipe in my best selling cookbook below. If you’re looking for a Dashi free miso soup, check out my Easy Dinners Cookbook.

Healthy Miso Soup Add-Ins:

  • Daikon… daikon reminds me of jicama. It’s firm and crunchy, but also juicy. If you’ve never had daikon you won’t be disappointed. It’s even great in salads and wraps!
  • Mushrooms… any mushroom you like will work, and they go so great in miso soup recipes!
  • Potato… diced potato is great in miso soups, I like to dice it, microwave for 3-5 minutes and then add it. But you can use leftovers too!
  • Cubed and cooked fish crab, or chicken… add some protein to your traditional miso soup! You can cook the protein in the broth, but we recommend adding pre-cooked (leftovers are best!) so you can still complete this miso soup in just 5 minutes.
5 Minute Japanese Miso Soup Recipe

Shopping List for Healthy Miso Soup:

  • Nori (dried seaweed sheets)
  • Vegetable stock
  • Dried Dashi 
  • Miso paste (or gluten-free miso paste)
  • Extra firm tofu
  • Green onions

If you want to make vegan Dashi soups, you’ll need to pick up a vegetable based Dashi. You can find one below in the recipe card if your local store doesn’t carry it.

How to Make Low Calorie Miso Soup

There are many different miso pastes to choose from. Plus, traditional miso paste is not gluten free!

But don’t worry, I have supplied you with a gluten-free miso paste option plus so much more below.

The Best Miso for Soup:

  • White Miso Paste… white miso paste is perfect for most recipes that call for miso. I love it in soup, in salad dressings, in marinades. It’s fantastic!
  • Dashi Miso Paste… a miso paste Dashi combo will help you eliminate the need to purchase Dashi. Though many varieties of Dashi have fish in them. If you need a vegan recipe, see the link below for the vegetable based Dashi we love.
  • Reduced Sodium Miso Paste… if you’re looking to lower the sodium in this recipe, you can get reduced sodium miso paste!
  • Gluten-Free Miso Paste… miso soup should be for everyone! So if you have a gluten sensitivity, be sure to get gluten-free miso paste. Most miso pastes will have gluten in them, including the ones restaurants use.

How to Make Healthy Miso Soup:

  1. Cut the nori in half, then cut into strips.
  2. In a medium sauce pan bring the broth and dashi to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. Add in the nori (plus any add ins) and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Scoop out 1/4 cup of the broth (I use a coffee cup to do this) and add the miso paste to the removed broth.
  5. Whisk the miso paste and the 1/4 cup of broth until the miso is dissolved, then add back to the sauce pan along with the tofu and green onions.
  6. Mix well, remove from the heat, and serve hot.

Low Calorie Miso Soup Recipe

This miso tofu soup Japanese recipe is easy and delicious. And thanks to the sections above, both vegan and gluten-free!

5 Minute Japanese Miso Soup Recipe

Low Calorie Miso Soup (JUST 24 CALORIES)

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This 5 minute Japanese miso soup recipe is easy and delicious, and best of all… low calorie!
I made a similar homemade miso soup recipe in my best selling cookbook Lose Weight By Eating Easy Dinners. But with this Japanese soup with tofu, we wanted to give you some added ingredients should you want to "Jazz Up" your homemade miso soup recipe.
Save money and time, and make your own. This 5 minute soup is the best miso soup recipe as it's fast, healthy, and delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish, starter
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 6 servings
Calories 24 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Easy Miso Soup:

Miso Soup Add-Ins:

  • 1/4 cup diced daikon
  • 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small potato cubed and cooked
  • Cubed and cooked fish crab, or chicken

Instructions
 

  • Cut the nori in half, then cut into strips.
  • In a medium sauce pan bring the broth and dashi to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Add in the nori (plus any add ins) and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Scoop out 1/4 cup of the broth (I use a coffee cup to do this) and add the miso paste to the removed broth.
  • Whisk the miso paste and the 1/4 cup of broth until the miso is dissolved, then add back to the sauce pan along with the tofu and green onions.
  • Mix well, remove from the heat, and serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 24kcalCarbohydrates: 2.6gProtein: 1.8gFat: 1.1gSaturated Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 517mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 0.9gCalcium: 28mgIron: 0mg
Keyword Miso Soup, Side Dish, soup
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Nutrition and Calories in Miso Soup

Low Sodium Tips: Get Low Sodium Miso Pasta and Vegetable Stock to reduce the sodium.

5 Minute Japanese Miso Soup Recipe

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