It's officially spring but we still have some chilly days in April Ohio . So we're not quite out of soup mode over here yet. But towards the end of winter/ beginning of spring, bisques and light soups are better than the thick heavy chowders we like in the dead of winter.
This spring miso soup is loaded with nutrition without feeling heavy. I was reheating up some leftover chili for the rest of my family and the thought of eating meat and carbs was just not appealing to me at the time. Something light, brothy and comforting was calling my name. This soup did the trick.
It probably took a total of 10 minutes time to whip a batch of this up. It's definitely something you can make even if you feel like you don't have much extra time. It makes about 3-4 servings, depending on if you serve it alone or with a side of protein. Here I have it with a bit of chevre and some sourdough crackers. It would probably be delicious with a poached or fried egg as well. I thought of whisking an egg in while the broth was boiling, like egg drop soup, but I didn't end up trying that, Comment if you do try it and let me know it is.
Without further ado, Spring Miso Soup.
1 medium onion or bunch spring onions, thinly sliced
4 large baby portabellos or other mushrooms, sliced
1 tbsp refined coconut oil
1 quart chicken or bone broth
2 cups fresh or frozen kale leaves
1-2 tsp vegetable bouillon seasoning (I use this one)
3-4 tablespoons brown miso
1 cup lemon ginger kombucha
1 tablespoon collagen peptides (this is optional, but it adds protein and health benefits)
Saute the thinly sliced onions and mushrooms in oil until tender. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Allow it to boil 1 minute then turn off the burner. Stir in the greens, bouillon, and collagen. Allow it to cool a couple minutes. Just before serving stir in the miso and kombucha. You don't want the last 2 ingredients to be overheated as they contain living probiotics. Serve with a side of protein or some crackers and cheese. Enjoy the smiles on everyone's faces as they try your easy and nutritious soup!
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