Enhance Your Miso Soup With These 6 Ingredients

Enhance Your Miso Soup With These 6 Ingredients

Posted on: July 7, 2021

Miso soup is a traditional Japanese meal eaten at breakfast. Made with just a few easy ingredients, it is a soup that can be transformed by any addition. Miso soup can also be enjoyed for lunch or dinner once you’ve added a few more elements. From fish, eggs, rice, and miso soup with vegetables, there are several ways you can upgrade your soup from breakfast to an afternoon or evening dish.

If you’re looking for a way to enhance your miso soup, San-J has your back. We have considered some of the best ingredients you can add to your miso soup, and we even have a completely new take on miso soup for you!

Table of Contents

  1. Shrimp and Fish
  2. Clams and Crabs
  3. Dashi
  4. Tofu
  5. Wakame and Other Seaweed
  6. Potatoes
    Want More? Try Making a Miso Stew
    San-J Creates Products With Quality Ingredients and Taste

1. Shrimp and Fish 

There are all kinds of fish and shrimp that you can add to your miso soup. Whatever you choose, the salty flavor will enhance the broth and offer your body much-needed vitamins and minerals.

2. Clams and Crabs

Both crabs and clams bring sweetness to miso soup, which complements the broth and any vegetables in the dish. In addition to being delicious, these shellfish are great for boosting the immune system, improving zinc levels and providing healthy fats to the body.

3. Dashi

 Dashi is a broth the Japanese use when a recipe calls for a liquid. It delivers that famous umami flavor we all love. When you make it the base of your miso soup, you’ll get a vibrant flavor and a boost of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. 

4. Tofu

Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or simply wanting to try something new, tofu is a great meat substitute that tastes good with almost any seasoning or vegetable. It also has protein, iron and all nine amino acids. 

5. Wakame and Other Seaweed

Wakame seaweed — and any other seaweed you may use — will add a salty taste that flavors the broth, protein and vegetables, enhancing your soup. Seaweed also improves heart and thyroid function. The benefits of seaweed are so great that San-J offers a seaweed miso soup.

6. Potatoes

A great comfort food, potatoes are a delicious and filling addition to miso soup. Because of their relatively neutral taste, they go with any vegetable and protein. They also carry antioxidants and vitamins and are linked to improved digestive health.

Want More? Try Making a Miso Stew

Adding even more ingredients to your miso soup can make it into a stew. If you love a vibrant taste, use your miso soup as the foundation on which you build other great flavors. Add ingredients like mushrooms, red and green peppers, edamame, onions, leeks and other vegetables. The combination of such foods thickens the broth and benefits more than your tastebuds. You can even choose ingredients with specific health benefits in mind, like boosting your immune system.

San-J Creates Products With Quality Ingredients and Taste

San-J has created a line of products that offer a delicious taste, from soups to sauces and crackers. If you want to incorporate our soup mix into your next meal, you can buy it online or use our store locator to find it in a shop near you. Be sure to check out our blog post on the health benefits of miso soup, too!




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