How to Make Miso Soup!

By Hanna Yamato
Japan’s signature and absolute favorite side dish, miso soup remains a classic and iconic part of almost every meal. Although most people go out to restaurants to try this spectacular dish, miso soup is actually quite simple and easy to make at home. You can even be creative with your ingredients. This is just the classic recipe of tofu and green onion miso soup, but feel free to experiment with your own ingredients as well!


  • 4 cups of water
  • 3 tablespoons of miso paste
  • 2 teaspoons of dashi granules (made with dried fish flakes)
  • 1 package of silken tofu (about 8 oz)
  • 2 medium sized green onions


  1. In a medium sized pot/saucepan, combine the dashi granules and water; bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Next, slightly reduce the heat to about a medium and stir in the miso paste.
  3. Then, cut the silken tofu into small cubes and the green onions into about ½ inch pieces; stir the tofu and the green onions into the soup.
  4. Lastly, let the soup simmer for about 5 minutes with the lid on over medium heat before serving. 
  5. Suggestion: As I previously mentioned, there are multiple add-ins to miso soup. If you enjoyed this recipe, next time try mixing in carrot pieces, potatoes, wakame (seaweed), daikon (radish), or even mochi pieces!