Vegan Tamarind Miso Soup Recipe – Great for a Cold Day

Vegan Tamarind Miso Soup Recipe - Great for a Cold Day

Add some sour tamarind paste to create a slightly tangy, Vegan Tamarind Miso Soup that can become the perfect lunch with crispy baked tofu cubes and a baguette slice on the side. Also this soup is Gluten-Free!

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Yield: 2 Servings

Vegan Tamarind Miso Soup

Vegan Tamarind Miso Soup

As an alternative, you are able to clean and repurpose two dried shiitake mushrooms in ⅓ cup water,
mince them and add them while sautéing the vegetables in this recipe. Make sure you
keep the soaking water and replace the same quantity of water needed.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes


  • 1 tsp melted coconut oil or peanut oil
  • 9 oz baby bok choy, thinly chopped whites and roughly chopped greens (kept separate)
  • 3 oz trimmed and peeled young carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tbsp white miso
  • 2 tsp tamarind paste
  • 2 tsp dried shiitake powder (see headnote)
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1½ tsp reduced-sodium tamari
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • Generous ½ tsp ground ginger or 2 tsp grated fresh ginger root
  • Garnishes: Sliced scallions, sliced daikon radish, roasted sesame seeds, chopped dry roasted unsalted peanuts, crumbled roasted nori sheet, pan-fried or roasted cubes of tofu


  1. Place
    the oil, white parts of bok choy, carrots and garlic in a large pot. Sauté on
    high heat until tender-crisp, stirring frequently, about 6 minutes. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, turn off
    the heat. Place the miso, tamarind, shiitake powder, sugar, tamari, sesame oil
    and ginger in a small bowl.
  3. Carefully remove ¼ cup of boiling water. Whisk into
    the miso bowl, until thoroughly combined. Transfer this preparation into the
    hot water, then stir into the vegetable pot.
  4. Add the green parts of the bok
    choy and simmer just until wilted, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately with
    garnishes of choice.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 825Total Fat: 60gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 43gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1203mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 20gSugar: 17gProtein: 35g
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