Looking to make a healthy dinner in less than 10 minutes? This savory and hearty egg drop miso soup is your answer. The base of the broth is created from white miso which is heavenly. It holds a wonderfully rich and savory flavor which really pulls the dish together. I’m originally from the Big Island (Hawaii) and grew up surrounded by dishes similar to this with Japanese influence. This lovely soup is made in my home frequently as it’s simple yet nutritious and the flavor is divine! It warms your heart and belly all at the same time. Between the tofu and eggs, your bound to get a healthy dose of high quality protein which leaves you feeling both satisfied and satiated.
This is a great week night dinner option on a cool, fall evening and also a perfect dish to make on those days when you’re not feeling so well. This is a one pot meal, making clean-up easy and quick too. We love that 🙂 Give it a try and post a pic of your creation on the Lila’s Kitchen Facebook page, we would love to see your fabulous work!
-2 Tbl white miso paste (I like to use Westbrae Natural, Organic Mellow Miso)
-1/4 cup tofu, cubed
-2 small handfuls fresh green onion, diced
-2 cups chicken OR vegetable broth
-1/2 cup water
In a pot add your liquids. Bring your broth to a boil. Once it’s boiling turn your heat down to medium to maintain a light simmer and prepare to drop in your eggs. Remove eggs from their shells (you can place them into a bowl) and delicately drop them into the hot broth. Allow the eggs to cook in the broth for about 30-45 seconds, then using a whisk lightly stir to help break up the yolk. I like a very hearty egg drop miso soup, so I typically just give it a little whisk to crack the yolk, leaving larger savory pieces of egg. If you prefer small angel hair like pieces, simply whisk it a bit more. Allow egg to cook for 2 minutes. Add in your cubed tofu and thinly diced green onions. Allow to cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat, place your lovely soup into a bowl and top with a little more green onion.
Tip: I sometimes like to add in a dash of soy sauce when making this dish, it simply adds another layer of rich flavor. Give it a try!