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easy vegan miso 5 ingredients

Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Miso Soup

The best way to know for sure that your miso soup is vegan is to make your own at home. This recipe only has 5 ingredients and can be made in as little as 5 minutes. Who would have thought that homemade miso could be so simple?

The serving size is good for one person but is slightly larger than what you would get in a restaurant. Enjoy by yourself or split with one other person. The recipe can also be doubled or tripled if you're catering for a crowd. 

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Keyword easy, fast, quick, vegan miso soup
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 40 kcal


  • 1 tbsp red or white miso paste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 block tofu - extra firm
  • 2 tbsp dried wakame seaweed flakes
  • 1 small green onion


  1. Add the miso paste to the water in a pot and put it on medium heat.

  2. As the water is heating, slice up 1/3 of a block of tofu into cubes and put to the side. Repeat this step for the green onion, cutting them into thin slices.

  3. Use a spoon or a whisk to dissolve the miso paste into the water once it has heated up a bit.

  4. Add the remainder of your ingredients and wait until the seaweed flakes have hydrated and expanded in the soup.

  5. By this time, the soup should be at a low boil and you can remove it from the heat and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

If you want to make this miso soup more of a complete meal, adding some rice and sesame seeds can be a great way to make it more filling. Obviously, this strays from the more "traditional" recipe, but it's something that I do all the time! You can also add other starches like unseasoned ramen or rice noodles.


Finally, if you want to really up the flavor of this miso, try adding a dash of nutritional yeast or shitake powder for an extra burst of umami.