Soothing Seaweed Soup

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 15 min 4
Soothing Seaweed Soup
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114 gm Kelp (kombu, tangle) seaweed, raw
86 gm Japanese noodles, soba, dry (you can use udon, ramen or your favourite)
6 cup Water
1/2 cup sliced Carrots (julienned strips 2" to 3")
114 gm Tofu, regular, firm (diced - can you extra firm)
1/4 cup slices Red bell pepper (strips, 2" to 3")
3 tbsp Miso paste (light - barley)


Check the kelp for small shells, then simmer in the water about 8–10 minutes.

Remove the kelp and reserve the broth. Slice into thin 2“–3” long noodle–like strips, and replace these kelp strips in the pot.

Add the carrots and noodles, and simmer on low heat for a few more minutes until the noodles are slightly underdone.

Purée miso in a cup with some broth.

Add the tofu, red pepper strips, optional ginger and miso to the pot and stir. Let simmer for a few more minutes.

Garnish individual servings with scallions and serve.


1–2 tsp grated ginger

Few drops of toasted sesame oil

Sliced scallions for garnish

Add a few drops of toasted sesame oil when adding the tofu and other ingredients. The kelp strips sink to the bottom, so stir before serving.


The kelp provides enough mineral salts so that added salt is not needed. Season with tamari for more “salty” flavor. This and other miso soups, when properly prepared, can have an extraordinary effect on one's energy, leaving one calm yet alert.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 145
Calories from fat 20.4
Calories from saturated fat 4.3
Total Fat 2.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 854 mg
Potassium 206 mg
Total Carbohydrate 24.3 g
Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
Sugars 2.8 g
Protein 7.7 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.9
Meat Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 0.9

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