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Pumpkin and Tofu Miso Soup


Ingredients

¼ small pumpkin – peeled, seeded, and cubed

¼ small pumpkin – peeled, seeded, and cubed

1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger, cut into matchsticks

1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger, cut into matchsticks

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 ounces buckwheat noodles

2 ounces buckwheat noodles

3 ½ ounces firm tofu, cubed

3 ½ ounces firm tofu, cubed

2 teaspoons miso paste

2 teaspoons miso paste

2 teaspoons sesame oil

2 teaspoons sesame oil

2 green onions, finely chopped on the diagonal

2 green onions, finely chopped on the diagonal

2 large red chile peppers, sliced on the diagonal

2 large red chile peppers, sliced on the diagonal

2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, or more to taste

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, or more to taste

2 tablespoons pickled ginger

2 tablespoons pickled ginger

Directions

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil; add pumpkin, ginger, and soy sauce. Cook pumpkin mixture for about 3 minutes. Add noodles to pumpkin mixture and cook until noodles are slightly cooked, about 4 minutes.

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil; add pumpkin, ginger, and soy sauce. Cook pumpkin mixture for about 3 minutes. Add noodles to pumpkin mixture and cook until noodles are slightly cooked, about 4 minutes.

Stir tofu into pumpkin-noodle mixture and cook until pumpkin and noodles are almost tender, 5 to 10 more minutes.

Stir tofu into pumpkin-noodle mixture and cook until pumpkin and noodles are almost tender, 5 to 10 more minutes.

Place 1 teaspoon miso paste into each serving bowl. Ladle cooking water into each bowl and whisk until miso is dissolved.

Place 1 teaspoon miso paste into each serving bowl. Ladle cooking water into each bowl and whisk until miso is dissolved.

Divide pumpkin-tofu soup between the 2 serving bowls; garnish each with 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 chopped green onion, 1 sliced red chile pepper, 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon cilantro, and 1 tablespoon pickled ginger.

Divide pumpkin-tofu soup between the 2 serving bowls; garnish each with 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 chopped green onion, 1 sliced red chile pepper, 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon cilantro, and 1 tablespoon pickled ginger.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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