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T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
Shiitake Onion Miso Soup Recipe


  • 4-5 organic dried Shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp mellow white miso paste
  • ½ medium yellow onion
  • 2 small cloves of garlic
  • 2-3 pinches of sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Herbes de Provence


  • 1. Cut onion in half-moon shaped thin slices.
  • 2. Sauté onions in 1 cup of boiling water until tender for 3-5 minutes on a medium heat.
  • 3. As the water reduces, sprinkle a few pinches of salt onto onions and let them to sweat. Add minced garlic to onions and stir.
  • 4. Stir in miso paste until onions and garlic are covered and mixed well with the paste, pressing miso into onions as you stir.
  • 5. Add 3 cups of water while continuously stirring miso, onion and garlic together.
  • 6. Once the miso is completely mixed with the liquid (no more lumps can be seen in the pot), slice or cut the the mushrooms into 1/4 inch slices and add them to the soup.
  • 7. Stir in Herbs De Provence and garlic powder.
  • 8. Cover and simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.
  • 9. Pour into bowls and Enjoy!

Cooking Tips

  • 1. Pour the soup over a half cup of cooked millet or any whole grain for a heartier meal
  • 2. Add shredded raw Chinese cabbage to the soup mixture after adding the seasonings and cook in with the soup.

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