Hearty and Delicious Miso Vegetable Soup Recipe

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Nothing warms the body and soul quite like a bowl of soup! And this vegetable soup recipe is extra special because it packs a fantastic punch in the gut health department. We’ve got miso in the house yo! A wonderful Japanese seasoning that goes with soup like brown on rice (yea, that’s right… I’m co-opting the white on rice saying and fixing it, because brown rice is where the nutritional goodness is at!)

So if you need to warm up, or just want a wonderful hearty meal that’s full of wonderful veggies and ready to give your gut health a little extra love check out this awesome recipe:

The perfect, hearty Miso Vegetable Soup Recipe | Warm up, support your gut health and load up on veggies with this delicious vegan, gluten free soup. Click through for the recipe.

Why You Should Add Miso To Your Veggie Soup

Miso is a fantastic way to take your meal to the next level! This fermented paste, usually made from soybeans, is packed full of gut healthy bacteria that supports your digestive and immune health.

I like to think of fermented foods as a forgotten food group. Because I’m all about that healthy microbiome baby! And you should be too – your microbiome is kind of a big deal.

The bacteria making up your incredible microbiome outnumbers your human cells 10 to 1. Shocking, I know! Even more fascinating – we love to think of our genes as the dictators of who we are… but bacteria may play a larger role. You have approximately 20 000 human genes in that awesome body of yours, but you also have 2-20 million microbial genes! Isn’t that bonkers?! (source)

Bacteria help us to digest our food, play a role in our immune function, help to stave off disease and may even affect our behaviour. It’s important that we work to protect and feed our microbiome daily. And fermented foods, like miso, can do just that. Learn about other fantastic fermented foods right here.

I love to add two tablespoons of Tradition Miso to homemade broth (it really gives this vegetable soup recipe some extra pizzazz!) But this paste is good for so much more (this Sweet and Sour Miso Veggie Stir Fry is amazing). It’s something every healthy foodie should keep stocked in their fridge!

What If You’re Soy Free

I tend to limit my soy intake because I have Graves Disease and I’m sure I’m not alone. My personal concern is the fact that the isoflavones in soy can have an affect on thyroid function. They interfere with TPO (thyroid peroxidase), an enzyme that helps iodine in it’s quest to assist with thyroid hormone production. And soy isoflavones also pull a double whammy and affect iodine uptake (source). And I’m all about protecting my thyroid from any unnecessary hardship.

If you have an iodine deficiency, digestive issues, liver problems or autoimmune thyroid diseases like Graves Disease or Hashimotos, soy can spell trouble; it’s best to be cautious.

Thankfully fermenting soy makes it even more digestible and increases nutrient absorption, but that doesn’t mean it works well for everyone! Which is another reason why I adore Tradition Miso – they make a soy free chickpea miso that freaking rocks! It’s the miso version of having your cake and eating it too. Pretty exciting (or is that the food nerd in me talking?!) So don’t you worry if you’re soy free, this miso vegetable soup recipe is still for you <3.

The perfect, hearty Miso Vegetable Soup Recipe | Warm up, support your gut health and load up on veggies with this delicious vegan, gluten free soup. Click through for the recipe.

Super Bonus – You Get To Make Your Own Broth

Maybe it’s just me, but there’s something pretty special about throwing a bunch of things in a pot, adding water and creating a delicious broth. If that isn’t magic, then I don’t know what is! Before I became the healthy foodie I am today I had no idea how to create my own broth, and I am still pretty excited whenever I have the chance to put one together.

Have you made broth from scratch before? If this is all new to you, don’t worry at all! It’s far easier than it seams. You’ve got this!

And You Get To Load Up On Veggies

This vegetable soup also offers a great opportunity to load up on veggies (it is in the name, after all). Any opportunity to plant up your plate is fantastic. These babies are so densely packed with all the nutrients your gorgeous bod needs.

Veggies are rich in the water soluble vitamins that your body can’t typically store as well as tons of wonderful fat soluble vitamins. They are one of the best sources of fiber, which plays an important role in helping that digestive tract of yours run smoothly. This means they also help to fill you up! And veggies have a unique abundance of phytonutrients and marvelous antioxidants, further supporting that precious body of yours.

That being said – the joy of a good soup is that you can make it your own! I’ve added the extra veggies I love to throw into the broth after it’s done, but you can feel free to change it up. I actually do fairly often too!

If you don’t like radishes, omit them and throw something else in (leeks make a great addition!) Not a fan of kale? Try some spinach… see what I mean? This beautiful meal is totally flexible to your tastes. Ready to give it a try?

Miso Vegetable Soup Recipe

Miso Vegetable Soup

The perfect, hearty Miso Vegetable Soup Recipe | Warm up, support your gut health and load up on veggies with this delicious vegan, gluten free soup.

Ingredients

For the Broth

  • 3 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 Medium Onions Chopped
  • 4 Medium Carrots Chopped
  • 1 2 Inch Piece Ginger Minced
  • 1 1 Inch Piece Turmeric Minced
  • 3-4 Sprigs Lemongrass
  • 2 Tbsp Dill
  • 2 Tbsp Oregano
  • 2 Generous Pinches Salt and Pepper
  • 2 Heaping Tbsp Miso Paste Like Tradition Miso
  • 12 - 14 Cups Water

For the Soup

  • 4 Radishes Chopped
  • 1 Cup Crimini Mushrooms Diced
  • 1/2 Cup Mixed Greens Like Organic Girl Super Greens Mix
  • 1/2 Cup Kale Chopped
  • 1 398 mL (14 fl. oz) Can Red Kidney Beans
  • 1 Cup (Approximately) Brown Rice Noodles
  • 1 Handfull Broccoli Sprouts

Instructions

For the Broth

  1. Chop all of your veggies and place them in a large pot with all of the remaining ingredients, except for the miso. 

  2. Fill the pot with cold water (approximately 12 to 14 Cups).

  3. Bring to a boil and simmer over medium heat for an hour.

  4. Remove from the heat, add the miso and stir well (I don't boil it, as it kills the gut healthy bacteria)

For the Soup

  1. You already have some wonderful, cooked, chopped veggies in your broth, but you can add extra that you enjoy. I've listed my favourites in the ingredients list, but feel free to make it your own and adjust the quantities as desired. 

  2. Cook the noodles on the side as per the package instructions. I like to store them separately from the broth and add them only to my bowl as they break up and go soggy fairly quickly, ruining the broth in my opinion.

  3. Drain and wash the beans before adding them to the broth

  4. Prep the extra veggies and throw them in. 

  5. Serve in a bowl, add the noodles and enjoy!

Now it’s your turn – have you ever tried miso before? What veggies would you add to this miso vegetable soup recipe to make it your own? Let me know in the comments below!

Health and love,

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Sara Flanagan is a wellness writer and the creator of www.mshealthesteem.com, where she shares her story of being diagnosed with Graves Disease, a chronic autoimmune disease, and empowering herself to do everything she can to thrive in spite of her diagnosis. She writes articles on self-love, acceptance, wellness and nutrition. Join the Health-Esteem Family today and share in the journey.

37 Comments

  1. Reply

    twocraftygalsblog

    November 23, 2017

    This soup sounds absolutely delicious and perfect for this time of year!

    • Reply

      Sara

      November 23, 2017

      I’m so happy you think so! Soup is such an awesome winter food, eh? I love how it fills you up AND keeps you feeling warm. Best of both worlds, at least in the winter 😉. I hope you both have the chance to enjoy a bowl ♡

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    Pupil of Love

    November 23, 2017

    This sounds mmm mmm good! Great recipe and just in time for those snowy days in. I’m looking for more healthy recipes!

    • Reply

      Sara

      November 23, 2017

      I’m happy you like it! I hope you love it if you give it a try. And I have tons of healthy recipes if you’re looking for anything else 💚. I hope you get to enjoy tons of delicious, warming bowls of soup this winter season 😘

      • Reply

        Pupil of Love

        November 23, 2017

        Thank you!

  3. Reply

    McKenna

    November 24, 2017

    Love soup during the colder months! Especially veggie soup! Looks yummy!

    • Reply

      Sara

      November 27, 2017

      Heck yea! It’s a like a sweater you can eat (except not at all hahaha). I just love how it makes you feel full and warm 😊. Hope you get to enjoy tons over the winter hun!

  4. Reply

    Cass

    November 24, 2017

    I love miso anything and have zero dislikes of any veggies. Yummm!

    • Reply

      Sara

      November 27, 2017

      I love it! Fermented foods are the bomb ^^. I bet you could make some delish soups with essential oils too 😍💙

  5. Reply

    Tradition Miso

    November 24, 2017

    Soup cravings in the colder months are too real! 🙂

    • Reply

      Sara

      November 27, 2017

      Right?! And miso always makes them so much better! Hope tons of soup finds you this winter 😘

  6. Reply

    Ash

    November 24, 2017

    I love soup, and you can jam pack it with nutritents!!!!

    • Reply

      Sara

      November 27, 2017

      Heck yea! They’re so wonderful and I love how many different ways there are to make one. So awesome! Hope you get to enjoy a bowl soon Ash! 💖

  7. Reply

    Cameron

    November 24, 2017

    Can’t wait to try out this recipe- also a fan of packing in as many veggies as possible ha

    • Reply

      Sara

      November 27, 2017

      I like the way you think Cameron 😉. I’m all about packing in the veggies! I hope you enjoy the recipe! Let me know ^^

  8. Reply

    Devan

    November 24, 2017

    Omg I love miso soup. It’s legit my fave thing in the world 😍

    • Reply

      Sara

      November 27, 2017

      Yaasss! That’s awesome! Fermented foods are where it’s at 🤘. You have magnificent taste 😊

  9. Reply

    Marie

    November 25, 2017

    Thank you for suggesting this lovely recipe. I will give it a go over the weekend 🙂

    • Reply

      Sara

      November 27, 2017

      I’m so happy to hear that Marie! I hope you adored it. How’d it turn out? <3

  10. Reply

    Sneha Lodha

    November 25, 2017

    I was unaware about the health benefits of miso.. thanks for sharing this information 😊

    • Reply

      Sara

      November 27, 2017

      You’re so welcome Sneha! I’m glad you learned something new. Fermented foods are pretty wonderful! And the microbiome simply amazes me. I hope some yummy miso soup finds you soon!

  11. Reply

    Dr. Elise Cohen Ho

    November 25, 2017

    I want to load up on veggies! This looks perfect.

    • Reply

      Sara

      November 27, 2017

      That’s awesome Dr. Elise! I’m always for loading up on veggies ^^. I hope you get the chance to give it a go :). Have a gorgeous day!

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    Lottie M Moore

    November 25, 2017

    Thanks so much for this! I’m defo going to have a go at making the broth x

    • Reply

      Sara

      November 27, 2017

      Yay! That’s awesome Lottie! I hope you have fun filling it with your fave veggies and making it your own. Let me know what you come up with 🙂

  13. Reply

    hleguilloux

    November 25, 2017

    I like that you added an option for soy-alternatives, as well. This soup really does sound delicious and also quite healthy.. I want to try it for sure!

    Heather | http://www.cookingwithessentialoils.ca

    • Reply

      Sara

      November 27, 2017

      Thank you so much Heather! I bet some basil or rosemary essential oils would add some extra goodness. I’m going to have to give that a try next time. Let me know what you think if you try it :). Have a beautiful day! <3

  14. Reply

    Flossie

    November 25, 2017

    I totally want to try this ASAP. It looks so delicious and yummy, and I have several types of miso in my fridge but no good soup recipes to go with them – until now 🙂 …

    • Reply

      Sara

      November 27, 2017

      Oh yay Flossie! That’s fantastic! I hope you have fun experimenting with your miso. That stuff is bonkers amazing ^^. Let me know how it turns out hun. <3

  15. Reply

    Bonnibelle

    November 25, 2017

    Nice! I need more healthy recipes. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply

      Sara

      November 27, 2017

      You’re more than welcome Bonnibelle! I hope that you adore it <3

  16. Reply

    Katherine 🥑

    November 27, 2017

    OMG Sara your recipe really looks yummilicious!! 😋 I’ll have to look for chickpea miso, because my husband has to limit his soy intake also.

    • Reply

      Sara

      November 27, 2017

      Aww thank you gorgeous! I wish I could make you a giant bowl! I’m so happy to hear from you 💜. I hope you find some chickpea miso for your hubby! Sending you tons and tons of love 😊

  17. Reply

    My Blog Inspires

    November 27, 2017

    Looks delicious ! I would like to see more yummy healthy recipes . Thanks for sharing

    • Reply

      Sara

      November 28, 2017

      I’m so happy you think so! I hope you love it. <3 I've got tons of healthy recipes on the site. Are you looking for anything in particular? Wishing you a wonderful day!

      • Reply

        My Blog Inspires

        November 28, 2017

        Lemme see them on your blog ! Thank you

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