Vegan Survival Immune: Shiitake and Seaweed Miso Soup
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Shiitake and Seaweed Miso Soup


SERVES: 4 PREP TIME: 35 MIN Gluten Free | Soy Free (option)


• 1 large piece (7 grams) kombu dried kelp seaweed
• 2 tablespoons scallions, sliced thin
• ½ tablespoon sesame oil
• 4 cups water
• 1 ½ ounces dried shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated and sliced
• ¼ cup light miso paste, dissolved in ¼ cup water
• 4 ounces extra firm tofu, cubed

Soy Free Variation: Use light chickpea miso paste and omit tofu.


1. Rinse kombu kelp and set aside.

2. Bring sesame oil to medium heat in a large pot. Sauté scallions for 1 minute then add 4 cups of water.

3. Add the kombu kelp, mushrooms, and bring a boil. Then cover, reduce heat, and let simmer for 10 min.

4. Remove kombu from pot and set aside. Add tofu, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and let simmer for another 5 minutes.

5. Then remove from heat and add dissolved miso paste, stirring gently until evenly mixed.

6. (Optional) To get the most out of seaweed’s health benefits, slice the kombu kelp thin, and add it back to the miso soup.

7. Serve as an appetizer or side dish for a wonderful meal!

[more on pgs 146-147]

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