I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for a long time now. I made this soup a few months ago and it was so easy and delicious! I had bought a bunch of miso paste and didn’t know what to else to do with it a part from traditional miso soup. I also had some soba (buckwheat) noodles and veggies on hand so I made this soup which is adapted from a recipe from Food 52. It’s kind of like a mix between miso soup and ramen. The main spice used in the soup is turmeric.
Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger. It is what gives curry its bright orange color. Turmeric has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in Chinese and Indian medicine. For more information about turmeric check out WH Foods’ nutrition profile here.
Turmeric Miso Soup
- 1 (8oz) package of soba noodles or noodles of choice
- 1 tbsp cooking oil of choice
- 2-3 turnips cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 1 clove garlic diced
- 1-2 bunches of kale or other leafy greens, chopped with stems removed
- 1 1/2 ground turmeric
- Salt to taste
- Heat a tbsp of high-heat cooking oil of choice (I used coconut) into a large pot. Add chopped onions and saute until the onions “sweat”.
- Add chopped turnips, garlic, turmeric, and miso paste into pot and cover with 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat then simmer for 15-20 minutes until turnips are tender.
- Meanwhile, in a separate pot add 3 quarts of water and bring to a boil. Add soba noodles and cook according to the directions on the package. Drain and rinse noodles.
- Add kale or other greens of your choice to the broth and let cook for a few minutes until leaves are tender.
- To serve, divide the noodles among bowls and ladle the vegetables and broth over the top.
- To store, add soup and noodles to an airtight container. The noodles may soak up a lot of the broth as mine did, so you might want to store them separately or add more broth when you reheat it.
This recipe is easy to adapt as you could use any kind of noodle, vegetable, or added protein of choice. This would be really good with mushrooms or a soft boiled egg. Hmm I definitely would top this with an egg next time 🙂
How do you like to use turmeric? Let me know in the comments below!