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Spinach and Egg Miso Soup

Even if you only have 20 minutes, you can cook this healthy and delicious miso soup for dinner tonight with fresh spinach, eggs, white miso, and dashi/Japanese stock.
Spinach and egg miso soup, with scallions and katsuobushi (bonito flakes).

Spinach and egg miso soup, with scallions and katsuobushi (bonito flakes).

Mention miso soup to anyone and their mind will automatically conjure up an image of a bowl of opaque color broth filled with silken tofu cubes, wakame seaweed, and thinly sliced scallions.

That is pretty much how most people perceive a bowl of miso soup since that is what we get when we place an order for miso soup. But a miso soup can be so much more than tofu and wakame, it can be filled with vegetables and pork like a bowl of tonjiru, or it can also be simple featuring fresh seasonal vegetables like this spinach and egg miso soup.

So if you have a tub of miso paste in your fridge and want to expand your repertoire of miso soup, give this easy recipe a try.😊

Ingredients for spinach and egg miso soup: spinach, egg, dashi stock, and white miso.

Ingredients for spinach and egg miso soup: spinach, egg, dashi stock, and white miso.

Ingredients for spinach and egg miso soup

We only need four ingredients to prepare this miso soup: fresh spinach, eggs, dashi stock, and white miso.

Dashi stock is a Japanese stock with bonito fish and kombu as its main ingredients. I usually prepare homemade dashi stock since I always have all the ingredients to make it in my pantry. But you can also use instant dashi granules mixed with water.

I use white miso since it is milder than red miso or awase miso, which is a mix of red and white miso. Since spinach is very mild, I don’t want to overpower the freshness of the vegetables with the more robust flavor of red miso or awase miso.

(1) Boil dashi stock. (2) Add spinach and cook until wilted. (3) Turn off heat, then stir in white miso. (4) Stir in beaten eggs.

(1) Boil dashi stock. (2) Add spinach and cook until wilted. (3) Turn off heat, then stir in white miso. (4) Stir in beaten eggs.

Step-by-step to cook spinach and egg miso soup

Start by boiling dashi stock in a pot over medium heat. Add spinach and cook until they wilt.

Turn off the heat and leave the pot on the heat source. Place miso on a strainer and lower it to the soup. Use a spoon to stir until miso dissolves into the soup.

Gently pour beaten eggs into the soup while stirring to create an egg drop soup pattern.

Serve the soup hot with thinly sliced scallions and katsuobushi (bonito flakes).

Serve spinach and egg miso soup hot, garnished with thinly sliced scallions and bonito flakes.

Serve spinach and egg miso soup hot, garnished with thinly sliced scallions and bonito flakes.

Spinach and Egg Miso Soup

5.0 from 10 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson

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Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Serves: 4

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  1. Boil dashi stock in a pot over medium heat. Add spinach and cook until they wilt.
  2. Turn off the heat and leave the pot on the heat source. Place miso on a strainer and lower it to the soup. Use a spoon to stir until miso dissolves into the soup.
  3. Gently pour beaten eggs into the soup while stirring to create an egg drop soup pattern.
  4. Serve the soup hot with thinly sliced scallions and katsuobushi (bonito flakes).
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Comments

  • Jack Jack says:

    I have been doing for more recipes that use miso! This one looks so simple and delicious plus it only takes 20 minutes which is a winner.

  • Nart at Cooking with Nart Nart at Cooking with Nart says:

    I'm a big fan of miso soup because I always want something hot in my meals and miso is really easy to make. Love the ingredients in your version. I've never used spinach in it before :)

  • Kushigalu Kushigalu says:

    What a healthy and delicious soup to try for this weather. Thanks for sharing.

  • Dannii Dannii says:

    What a lovely light dish. I can't wait to try this.

  • Michelle Michelle says:

    Such a perfectly simple soup. Healthy and easy to make!

  • Sue Sue says:

    I love all the fresh flavors in this soup! I have been looking for recipes that use miso, and I'm so glad I found this one. Pinning for later!

  • Emily Emily says:

    Miso is my go-to ingredient when I want something nourishing. This spinach and egg miso soup is so delicious!

  • Jamie Jamie says:

    This soup is delicious and perfect for a light meal! The spinach and egg is such a great idea and the bonito flakes add so much flavor! Such a delicious recipe that I'll make again and again!

  • Emily Emily says:

    If you want to make homemade miso soup, this is a great beginner recipe!

  • Sandra Shaffer Sandra Shaffer says:

    This is one of my favorite soups to eat when going to a Japanese restaurant, but now I can make it at home. Thank you. So simple and nutritious, and the sliced scallions are key, so don't skip adding them. ;)

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