This shiitake mushroom miso soup is a delicious start to a meal and it is full of many health benefits from the mushroom, seaweed, miso, and ginger. It is a delicious superfood soup for you.
Exotic shiitake mushrooms have been part of the diet in China, Japan, and Korea for thousands of years! Their medicinal and health benefits are proven, from boosting the immune system to fighting cancer.
This special superfood became the Asian symbol for longevity since early times. Learn all about how Shiitake Mushrooms Are Full of Wonderful Health Benefits.
Miso is a fermented paste of soybeans and either barley or rice with salt. It is a cultured and fermented soy food that helps digestion by adding Lactobacillus acidophilus (the good kind of bacteria also found in yogurt).
Miso is full of lecithin, linoleic acid, and B12 and is high in protein.
Research has also shown it to be effective in treating some forms of cancer, heart disease and reduce the possibility of developing stomach ulcers. To learn all about miso and it’s many benefits click on this link: A Cup Of Miso A Day Will Help Keep You Strong!
Learn more about the other healthy ingredients I used for this recipe
Shiro – “Mellow White” miso is the most popular. Light in color and mellow in flavour, Shiro is a pleasant way to introduce miso to the first time user. It is ideal for soups, dressings, and dips. It is also my favorite one to use.
Kombu & Wakame – Seaweed adds a very good taste to the soup. It is the oldest plant on earth that protects us from many modern dangers, including radiation poisoning, heart disease, inflammation, and cancer. Learn how good seaweed is for you: Prevent Radiation Poisoning with Seaweed – an Ancient Powerfood
Ginger – I am a great fan of ginger and like to add it to my meals often. Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurvedic medicine have used ginger to help cure and prevent health problems for thousands of years.
Shiitake Mushroom Miso Soup
- 1 piece Kombu
- 1 piece Wakame
- 4 Dried Shiitake mushrooms
- 1 inch Fresh ginger chopped
- 1-3 Tbsp Shiro Miso
- 3 cups water
- Handfull Bean sprouts
- Chives chopped for topping
- Soak the Kombu, Wakame, ginger and shiitake mushrooms in 3 cups of water in a saucepan for 30 minutes.
- Bring to a boil. Simmer for 30 minutes.
- Strain out the kombu, wakame, and shiitake mushrooms saving the liquid.
- Slice Wakame and kombu and cut stocks off shitake mushrooms and chop finely, and slice mushroom caps in half and return to stock.
- Throw in the bean sprouts and simmer on medium heat for a few minutes and then turn the heat off.
- Add the miso. (Never boil miso because that kills the live cultures which are so beneficial). Stir the miso thoroughly into the water and then add this back to the pot. As Miso is high in sodium, adjust how much you add to taste.
- Sprinkle the soup with chopped chives and serve and enjoy your delicious shiitake mushroom miso soup.
Try These Yummy Shiitake Mushroom Recipes
Shiitake Mushroom Salad with Walnuts is Very Tasty – This shiitake mushroom salad is extra delicious with the addition of walnuts. All the ingredients in this salad are healthy and so it is very good for you.
Quick Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms with Fresh Herbs – These sautéed shiitake mushrooms are a great addition to a meal, adding the healing benefits of these special mushrooms. They are a tasty topper for rice, millet or quinoa and only take about 15 minutes to make.
Spicy Asian Shiitake Mushroom Stew with Fried Tofu – Try this very tasty hearty shiitake mushroom stew. It is a wonderful vegan dinner meal. You can always leave out the chili if you are one who does not like a very spicy soup like me.
Miso Soup With Spinach & Mushrooms – We have come to think of Japanese food as being tempura, teriyaki, and sushi but it is miso soup that the Japanese will not want to live without. Originally, miso soup was served as a breakfast food.
Miso Sauce: This is a very simple and quick sauce to make. The taste will vary greatly depending on which type of miso is used. For a very light flavoured one use Shiro miso but really any miso will work. This recipe is an all-time favourite of mine as it is so easy. I’ve been making it for at least 31 years! (now stop calculating my age)
Some More Delicious Soup Recipes
Creamy Swiss Chard Soup with Almonds is Delicious – This delicious Swiss chard soup is hearty with the addition of potatoes and is very nutritious too. I love that it is so creamy without the addition of cow’s milk and the crunchy almonds on top.
Pumpkin Soup-With onion, ginger, spices and pumpkin, this soup is delicious! I was given a very large pumpkin and did not know what to do with so much. So I created this recipe.
Easy Peasy Green Pea Soup – This green pea soup really is yummy and it is a super easy soup to make. Hearing me say that frozen peas taste good is amazing; as I don’t even like to eat frozen peas. But this creamy green pea soup is really delicious and within a week I had it twice!
Kabocha Squash Soup– This is my favorite soup which I developed a few years ago. Every time I make it for friends they just love it and so do I!
Creamy Swiss Chard Soup with Almonds is Delicious – always love having a creamy soup that is vegan without all that dairy.
Fresh Quick Pea Soup Recipe – How about a quick peas soup for lunch? Yes, this is a very quick, delicious soup that is nutritious too. All of the ingredients in this soup are healthy.
Cream of Asparagus Soup Is Delicious -This cream of asparagus soup is dairy-free and gluten-free. It is delicious and simple to make. A creamy soup that is vegan is not so common and that makes this soup extra special.If you enjoy soup and asparagus then this is a very good recipe to make. I love it.
Enjoy a Cool Tomato Soup On a Hot Summer Day– Tasty cold tomato soup is refreshing, nutritious, tastes divine and great for a hot summer day.
Beet Soup – This is a sweet soup with beets, and a hint of orange flavour giving it an interesting twist.