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Broccoli Miso Soup – It’s Not Just Miso Soup with Broccoli

The broccoli miso soup is well-salted and creamy - all from the miso. The miso also provides the soup with an unexpected depth of flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: broccoli miso soup, broccoli soup recipe, miso soup recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 173kcal


  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 carrots finely chopped
  • a bunch of broccoli about 8 oz, florets removed from the stems, the stems peeled with a vegetable peeler and diced (I used brocollette because I had it in the house. It's one of those crazy hybrid vegetables - a cross between broccoli and kale)
  • 4 tbsp white miso dissolved in 1 cup of water I used red miso
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg


  • Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add enough olive oil to coat the bottom.
  • When the oil is hot, add the onions and carrots and cook until the onions are translucent and the carrots are beginning to get soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the diced broccoli stems and cook for about 5 more minutes, until the stems begin to soften.
  • Add the broccoli florets, the dissolved miso paste, and the bay leaves.
  • Add enough water to cover the florets.
  • Bring the water to a boil.
  • Lower heat and simmer for about 35 minutes or until the carrots, broccoli stems, and florets are very tender.
  • Remove the bay leaves.
  • Use an immersion blender to puree the contents of the pot. (You could dump the contents of the pot into a standard blender, but treat yourself to an immersion blender. It's a great item and not too expensive.)
  • Add the nutmeg and any other seasonings that you like (I didn't see the need to add anything - not even salt or pepper).
  • Eat!


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 706mg | Potassium: 653mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 6055IU | Vitamin C: 139.4mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1.7mg