Veggie Miso Udon Soup

Confession time…I’ve been perusing the rescue shelter website again. I know, I know. Don’t judge! I’m trying to talk Todd into getting an older, smaller dog. He’s seven years old and his name is Oreo and he’s been there since July 31st! So sad. Plus, Bailey needs a friend. Cross your fingers that he’ll come home with us soon! I have a feeling that soon after this post goes up, I’ll be in trouble…heh heh. 

Anyways, besides stalking the rescue site, I’ve been craving some udon soup. Big time. There’s this place in the mall in Anchorage (yes, we only have one mall…okay that’s a lie, but it is the mall) called Souper Bowl and they have the most wonderful udon soup and sometimes, a few times a year, I get a crazy-cracked-out-craving for it! So, I decided it was finally time to try to recreate it. I think I did a damn good job, too.

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This soup could not be easier, and it’s “udon” healthy…udon…uber…get it? Oh nevermind. It’s packed with steamed veggies, cubed silken tofu and a healthy dose of miso. Udon noodles are my favorite noodle. I don’t really know what it is exactly about them  but I just love ‘em! I could not wait to make this soup and once it was done, I couldn’t stop eating it! It was an extra exciting day in addition to this soup, because Todd got me a surprise gift! See the bottom of the post to see what!

Veggie Miso Udon Soup 

Inspired by Souper Bowl and No Whey No Cow

Serves 6-8

  • –For The Broth–
  • 1o cups water
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. erythritol (or sugar)
  • 2 Tbsp. ginger paste (or finely minced ginger)
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 4 green onions, sliced thinly
  • 1 sheet of Nori seaweed, chopped
  • 1/2 cup miso paste (I prefer red)
  • –Goodies–
  • 1 head of broccoli florets, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 2 8 oz. packages of udon noodles (sauce packet tossed, eww)
  • 1 12 oz. package silken tofu, cubed
  • 2 large handfuls of fresh spinach

First, steam the chopped broccoli and carrots so they are just tender. Once done, set aside for use later. 

Produce On Parade - Veggie Miso Udon Soup In a large soup pot, bring the water along with all the broth ingredients, excluding the miso paste, to a boil. Once boiling, turn to a simmer and once it stops boiling, add in the miso paste. Whisk well to incorporate. 

Now, add in the udon noodles and allow to cook for about 5 minutes, or until they have separated. Add in the cubed tofu and stir gently to combine. 

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Serve in a giant normal-person, reasonable-sized soup bowl and add in the spinach, steamed broccoli, and carrots. Allow a few minutes for the spinach to wilt and then eat up!

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Holy closeup! Helllllo spinach.

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How did I get those macro photos? With a macro lens of course! Todd bought me one and Lightroom, as well! Hurray! We He has a 20mm wide angle as well as a 50mm 1.4.

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Oh, it’s Oreo! Look at him, he really needs some love! He must have put this on the blog…what a clever little guy.

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Veggie Miso Udon Soup
Serves 6
This soup is packed with steamed veggies, cubed silken tofu, a healthy dose of miso, and stars robust udon noodles.
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For The Broth
  1. 1o cups water
  2. 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  3. 3 Tbsp. erythritol (or sugar)
  4. 2 Tbsp. ginger paste (or finely minced ginger)
  5. 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  6. 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  7. 4 green onions, sliced thinly
  8. 1 sheet of Nori seaweed, chopped
  9. 1/2 cup miso paste (I prefer red)
Goodies
  1. 1 head of broccoli florets, chopped
  2. 2 large carrots, sliced
  3. 2 8 oz. packages of udon noodles (sauce packet tossed, eww)
  4. 1 12 oz. package silken tofu, cubed
  5. 2 large handfuls of fresh spinach
Instructions
  1. First, steam the chopped broccoli and carrots so they are just tender. Once done, set aside for use later.
  2. In a large soup pot, bring the water along with all the broth ingredients, excluding the miso paste, to a boil. Once boiling, turn to a simmer and once it stops boiling, add in the miso paste. Whisk well to incorporate.
  3. Now, add in the udon noodles and allow to cook for about 5 minutes, or until they have separated. Add in the cubed tofu and stir gently to combine.
  4. Serve in a giant normal-person, reasonable-sized soup bowl and add in the spinach, steamed broccoli, and carrots. Allow a few minutes for the spinach to wilt and then eat up!
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  • chulunca

    looks so yummy.. for sure I will try it.. the spinach pic is amazing…love it.

    • http://produceonparade.com/ Katie @ Produce on Parade

      Thanks! :) I hope you enjoy it!

  • Service From Heart

    Hi Katie
    I love your recipe and appreciate your sharing. It somehow inspires me with an amateur version:
    http://servicefromheart.blogspot.sg/2014/02/no-fry-udon-with-vegetable-soup-recipe.html

    • http://produceonparade.com/ Katie @ Produce on Parade

      I am so glad I’ve inspired you to make your own! :)

  • http://texan.blogspot.com/ Texan

    Such a cutie that Oreo is! Our dogs come from rescue too. So many great dogs out there in rescue and shelters! We adopted a Great Pyrenees a bit over a year ago. He is a BIG sweety :O).

    This soup looks great! I have sat here and pinned several of your recipes!

    • produceonparade

      Rescue dogs are certainly the best. I don’t see how people can buy dogs when there are so many to rescue! :( It makes my heart sad. Aw, thank you so much! I hope you find many more recipes to help keep you happy and healthy! :) Thanks for coming by. Cheers!

  • http://www.picklesnhoney.com Amanda

    I love everything about this post. Udon noodles, miso soup, your fancy new macro lens (I need one!), and of course, puppies! As someone who is apparently also “allergic to dogs” (I love that you put that in quotes), I still say get another one! I LOVE having two dogs and they are so cute together. Also, it’s not really any more work, assuming the dog you adopt fits well with your lifestyle and gets along with Bailey (super important – do a ‘meet & greet’ at the shelter and see if they like each other, have similar play styles, etc). I would actually love to have like 10 dogs. ;)
    P.S. I bought a steam cleaner for rugs/upholstery to help with pet dander. Why did I not think of this sooner?! The grossness that came out of the couch…eep.
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    • produceonparade

      Aw, thanks, Amanda! You’re so sweet! Yes, those were Todd’s exact words…haha. There was a time when Bailey had a sister and I know he really enjoyed having company :) OooOoo, great idea!

  • Aunt Dodie

    2 dogs are better then one – company for each other when they can’t be with you. Have been loving your blog! Actually have been eating vegan, my problem is not sure where to get some of these ingrediants like Nori seaweed….what do we use instead if we can’t find it. Give Todd a hug for me :)

    • produceonparade

      Aw thanks, Aunt Dodie! That’s so kind of you. Wow, that’s great! How is it going for you? Nori should be available at any local grocery store in the “ethnic” aisle. It comes in large squares. Is there anything else you have a hard time finding? I actually used it in this recipe in place of kelp, because we don’t have it out here in the Valley. It’s not really crucial to the recipe but it gives it a nice oceany flavor…I realize that might sound kind of gross, but trust me! Will do :) Miss you!

  • http://www.cookbookaficionado.com Maggie Muggins

    I’ve been just as guilty looking through the shelter website, but instead of dogs I found the sweetest kitty! The only difference is that Philip wants a kitten and I want a grumpy old cat and we can’t agree on anything, ha ha.
    Sweeeet, Lightroom is the best! I don’t know what I would do without it and hooray for macro, that’s something I haven’t played around with much.
    I’m totally making this soup soon, it sounds perfect for a super cold day.
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    • produceonparade

      I’ve never had a cat before, but I think I want one…really at this point any animal will do. Yea! I will have to hit you up for tips, maybe! I still haven’t got around to using it yet, but I’m excited too! Thanks, this soup really hit the spot :)

  • http://luminousvegans.com luminousvegans

    Doooo it (about the dog)! We weren’t planning on getting two dogs but we are so glad we did.

    And what a fun gift from Todd! You’re gonna looove lightroom so hard! It’s great just for the organization of photos alone.

    I wish I could have some of that soup right now as my throat’s scratchy from screaming at a haunted house last night. Looks good!
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    • produceonparade

      I guess I’m “allergic to dogs” so it’s not a good idea to have more than one…pffbbtt. I dunnnnnoooo. Heh heh. Yay! I am super excited to try it out! Screaming at a haunted house?! That sounds like fun :) I wish I could mail you some! Insta-Soup!

  • Kristen

    Look at that face!! Considering Oreos are technically vegan…I think it’s a sign! :)

    • produceonparade

      Kristen!!! You are so right! :D Heh heh heh…I should use that as leverage ;) So clever…

  • Anna

    Todd loves Oreos, but I don’t know about that kind of one…. :)

    • produceonparade

      Haha, hey! You’re supposed to be on my side :P even more that he should love this Oreo then, right?

  • http://www.cometparty.com/ Camille

    Gorgeous macro photos!!!
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    • produceonparade

      Thanks, Camille! I’m kind of flying by the seat of my pants, I’ll have to do some research ;)

  • http://ProduceonParade Tracy Dunbrook

    Looks like he might have some Sheltie in him. Awesome dogs.
    Go for it! The older ones are so grateful for the love and care. Keep us posted!

    • produceonparade

      Hi, Tracy! Awww. Will do! :)