Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Miso Stew

Because I’ve been a very, very bad blogger recently, here’s an oldie but goodie recipe for you.  Hopefully, if it’s still chilly in your neck of the woods, you can enjoy this hearty soup for Meatless Monday.

(It’s not still cold in LA. It was 80* yesterday.  Tomorrow it’s supposed to be 60*. Wah, wah, I know.)

Vegetarian Miso Stew!

(Traditional miso soup isn’t vegetarian– it’s usually made with dashi, which is fish broth. And that surprised the HELL outta me the first time I tried it! Never again!)

This recipe feeds two, heartily!

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup miso
  • 3 baby cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup radish sprouts
  • 5 green onions, diced
  • 2 cups oyster mushrooms
  • 2 packages udon noodles
  • dash of Japanese pepper blend
  1. Start boiling your two cups of water. Add your soy sauce, sesame oil, and miso paste. Stir to blend
  2. Start slicing and dicing up your veggies. Add your green onions, radish sprouts, and carrots first– they’re your flavorings, or the veggies that take the longest to cook.
  3. Next, add your cukes and your mushrooms. These take no time to cook– you mostly just want them flavored and warm.
  4. Add a dash of Japanese pepper blend.
  5. Put your udon noodles in bowls. Slowly add the hot broth and veggies on top. Let the udon noodles soak up the broth for a few minutes.
  6. Once it’s cool enough to eat, enjoy!
Originally published August 10th, 2010

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  1. I’ve never had miso. It’s always sounded a little funky to me. I might have to try out this stew though.

  2. Glad we bumped into each other today over our DH saga. Love your blog. I’m a vegetarian foodie, dog rescuer, ex-Catholic myself, so I see lots I like. :)

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