Miso soup is one of my favorite comfort foods, this is a very simple and quick miso recipe that doesn’t require making dashi.

1TB miso paste (I like mellow white miso paste, try a bunch of different ones to find your favorite)
2TB cold water
1 scallion, sliced into 1/4″ rounds (optional)
2c boiling water
1/2c frozen peas – thawed
1 strip of nori seaweed – cut into fine shreds

  1. Put the miso paste into a bowl, whisk the water into the paste until it is smooth
  2. Put the peas, scallions, and nori into the bowl of miso paste
  3. Pour the boiling water over the miso and vegetables
  4. Stir until all are incorporated evenly
  5. The boiling water cooks the peas through without overcooking and ruining the miso