Hearty Miso Soup with Noodles for a Cozy Autumn Evening











Warm your soul with this heartwarming Hearty Miso Soup with Noodles, a perfect blend of flavors and textures. Ideal for those chilly autumn evenings, this dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly recipe serves up comfort in a bowl!


Step 1: Sautéing the Vegetables

Begin your miso soup adventure by preparing the miso paste according to the package instructions, then move on to the heart of the recipe by adding the chopped onions and chives to your soup pot. Shortly after, introduce the sliced zucchini, chopped parsnip, sliced carrots, sliced mushrooms, and minced ginger to the mix. Cover the pot and let these ingredients simmer gently on a low flame for 20-30 minutes. This slow cook will allow the flavors to meld beautifully, creating a rich, comforting broth as the base of your soup. Remember to taste as you go, ensuring the seasoning is just right.
Pro Tip: Stir occasionally to prevent any ingredients from sticking to the bottom.

Step 2: Adding Tofu and Noodles

With your vegetable broth now brimming with flavor, it's time to add the cubed tofu and thin noodles into the pot. Allow the noodles to cook for 8-10 minutes until they are tender but not mushy, imparting a delightful texture to your soup. The soft tofu cubes will soak up the savory broth, becoming little pockets of flavor that melt in your mouth. Taste the soup once more, adjusting seasoning with red pepper flakes if you crave a bit of heat, and then turn off the flame. This step marries all the components of your soup, creating a harmonious and satisfying dish.
Pro Tip: Be gentle when stirring to keep the tofu cubes intact.

Step 3: Preparing the Spinach

For a fresh, vibrant touch, place a generous handful of spinach at the bottom of your soup bowls. This method, as opposed to adding the spinach directly to the pot, ensures the spinach retains its bright color and slight crunch, offering a delightful contrast to the warmth of the soup. When you pour the hot miso soup over the spinach in the bowl, it will wilt just slightly, integrating perfectly with the rest of the soup's ingredients. This final touch brings a pop of color and an extra layer of flavor to your cozy autumn meal.
Pro Tip: Use baby spinach for a more tender texture.