Quick and Easy Garlic Miso Soup Recipe

Vegan miso soup with garlic and scallions
Vegan miso soup with garlic and scallions photo by Heidi Coppock-Beard / Getty Images
  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Ratings (7)

A simple vegetarian and vegan miso soup recipe for garlic lovers! If you're looking for the perfect vampire-repelling garlic-packed vegan miso soup to try, look no further. 

This basic vegetarian and vegan recipe cooks in just a few minutes. The perfect side for a Japanese meal. If you love garlic, you can use many of these ingredients to make a vegan Japanese miso soup.

This quick and easy Japanese miso soup recipe is vegetarian and vegan and, it can be gluten-free as well if you use a gluten-free miso. Miso is traditionally made from little more than soybeans and is therefore gluten-free, but many grocery stores stock a variety of misos these days, including miso made from grains such as barley, which is not gluten-free.

What You'll Need

  • 5 cups water 
  • 1/4 cup miso
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 block tofu, any kind, sliced into small cubes
  • 3 scallions (green onions), sliced

How to Make It

  1. Heat water just to a low simmer, then reduce the heat so the water is hot but not actually simmering or boiling and then stir in the miso. You want to be careful that the water doesn't boil when you add in the miso, but rather it should be just below the boiling point.
  2. Stir well to fully dissolve the miso and make sure there are no clumps, then, stir in the remaining ingredients and allow to heat for a couple minutes, just to gently soften the garlic and mushrooms.
  1. Stir well, and serve.

Makes 6 servings of vegetarian miso soup with garlic.

Nutritional data (from Calorie Count):
Calories: 55, Calories from Fat: 31
% Daily Value:
Total Fat: 3.4g, 5%
Saturated Fat: 0.6g, 3%
Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%
Sodium: 482mg, 20%
Total Carbohydrates: 4.0g, 1%
Dietary Fiber: 0.9g, 4%
Protein: 2.7g
Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 3%, Calcium 5%, Iron 4%


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 157
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 599 mg
Carbohydrates 14 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 11 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)