I started feeling like I was coming down with a cold a couple of days ago, so Thursday night I made a big pot of miso soup with chard and tofu. With a little added sriracha and a hunk of homemade bread, this soothing brew has helped me fight off the cold. The hot broth helps soothe my throat and the sriracha spiciness keeps my sinus passages clear. I thought I'd share the recipe with you all in case you too are succumbing to late fall/end of semester illnesses.
Spicy Miso Soup with Tofu and Greens
Makes 4 servings
In a saucepan, saute some onion--I used the white bulb from some green onions--in a little olive oil. Add a couple of handfuls of thinly sliced chard (about two big leaves + stems) or other green. Cook until the greens begin to wilt, then add 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil and add 3-4 tbsp miso paste (to taste) and 1/2 block of chopped tofu. Season with pepper and nutritional yeast to taste. (I find the miso salty enough, so I don't add any salt, but if you want more salt, some soy sauce would be good). Add sriracha (aka "rooster sauce") to taste. Top with green onion and eat with a chunk of good bread for a healthy and soothing meal.