There are myriad of ways to cook miso soup. This recipe focuses on maitake mushroom, one of the many healthy mushrooms used in Japaneses cooking.

Healthy Sesame Flavored Miso Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 3 leaves Napa Cabbage
  • ¼ White Onion
  • 5-6 Maitake Mushrooms
  • 2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 3 cup Water
  • 2 tsp Dashi Powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp Miso Paste


  1. Slice Napa cabbage and onions. Remove maitake mushrooms from the package and separate into small pieces by hand.
  2. Heat a small pot over medium heat. Pour sesame oil and cook vegetables until soft. Reduce heat when necessary and avoid burning the vegetables.
  3. In the same pot, pour in water and sprinkle dashi powder. Bring to boil.
  4. Once boiled, turn off the heat and mix in miso paste. Turn on the heat again and cook for about 1-2 more minutes over low heat.
  5. Serve in a bowl and enjoy with rice or fish!