Miso Soup with collard greens

Miso Soup with Collard Greens

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Japanese, Modern Soul Food
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 people


  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup chopped collard greens cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup firm tofu cubed
  • 3-4 Tbsp white miso paste
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 red fresh chile (jalapeno or Thai sliced


  1. In a large pot bring 2 cups of water to a boil, then add collard greens, garlic, and white part of scallions. Reduce heat to medium-low, stir and cover.  Allow the greens to cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add tofu, chili pepper, grated ginger, and three more cups of water.
  3. Place 3 Tbsp of miso into a small bowl, add a little hot water and whisk until smooth. Then add to the soup and stir.
  4. Add the miso water to the pot, and turn heat down as low as possible.
  5. Serve hot, topped with scallions and red chile

Recipe Notes

Can be made with light or dark miso paste depending on your preference