Beetroot Miso Soup - Simple, Nourishing and Delicious

Beetroot Miso Soup

This soup makes for a surprisingly filling, delicious and nourishing meal. It's super easy to prepare and the only cooking required is the beetroot & seaweed.
Course Lunch, Starter, Supper
Cuisine Japanese
Keywords beetroot, miso, miso soup, seaweed, soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 95 kcal
Author Choclette @ Tin and Thyme


  • 1 medium beetroot - scrubbed , topped and tailed
  • 600 ml water
  • pinch of sea salt
  • A couple of pieces of dried seaweed - snipped into small pieces (I used dulse)
  • 1 heaped tsp miso paste
  • 50 g tofu - diced into 1 cm cubes
  • 1 spring onion - finely sliced


  1. Place the beetroot and seaweed in a lidded pan with the water and salt. Bring to the boil and simmer until just tender - about 25 minutes.

  2. Remove the beetroot and cut into 1 cm cubes, keeping the skin on, unless you really can't bear it.
  3. Place into a soup bowl, add the tofu followed by the spring onion.
  4. Stir a little beetroot broth with the miso paste until smooth. Reheat the beetroot broth until it's hot but not quite boiling. Stir in the miso, then quickly pour over the beetroot before it cools down too much.

Recipe Notes

It's important that you don't boil miso or add boiling water to it as all its probiotic properties will be destroyed.

You can replace the beetroot with other vegetables. Carrots are particularly good, as is cabbage and most other greens.

This amount is enough for one person, but would make a starter for two.

Use a light vegetable stock instead of water if using a pre-cooked beetroot.

Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on exact ingredients used.

Nutrition Facts
Beetroot Miso Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.6g4%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Sodium 791mg34%
Potassium 438mg13%
Carbohydrates 16.4g5%
Fiber 3.2g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 7.7g15%
Calcium 1890mg189%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.