Miso soup

Miso soup is fermented soybean that is a traditional food in Japan. If you have no time or interest to ferment the soybean, then miso paste is available.

Miso can also be made from chickpeas, brown rice, barley, adzuki beans, leeks, and others. Good-quality, pasteurized miso paste and little or no heat to the paste is recommended

Miso soup

Quick and easy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Soups
Cuisine A type
Servings 2


  • 1 cooking pot


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon miso paste
  • 1 each onion
  • 1 each celery stalk
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optionally, to taste)


  • Slice and chop onion.
  • Slice and chop celery.
  • Put water and salt into cooking pot.
  • Put cooking pot on low heat.
  • Add chopped onion and celery to the pot.
  • Simmer until onion are soft to taste.
  • Add miso paste and turn off the heat.
  • Add sesame seeds and serve.


There are many variations of this recipe. For example, you could substitute leeks for the onion or add tofu, chickpeas; or tofu.
Fermented foods are also known as "probiotics". In small amounts, they can nourish your gut bacteria and keep your belly happy.
According to blood type eating, soy is not recommended for blood type O, but it is possible that fermented soy is healthy, at least for some blood type O persons.
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