Pumpkin and Tofu Miso Soup


A delicious Japanese-style miso soup suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 servings


  • ¼ small pumpkin - peeled, seeded, and cubed

  • 1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger, cut into matchsticks

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 ounces buckwheat noodles

  • 3 ½ ounces firm tofu, cubed

  • 2 teaspoons miso paste

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

  • 2 green onions, finely chopped on the diagonal

  • 2 large red chile peppers, sliced on the diagonal

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons pickled ginger


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil; add pumpkin, ginger, and soy sauce. Cook pumpkin mixture for about 3 minutes. Add noodles to pumpkin mixture and cook until noodles are slightly cooked, about 4 minutes.

  2. Stir tofu into pumpkin-noodle mixture and cook until pumpkin and noodles are almost tender, 5 to 10 more minutes.

  3. Place 1 teaspoon miso paste into each serving bowl. Ladle cooking water into each bowl and whisk until miso is dissolved.

  4. Divide pumpkin-tofu soup between the 2 serving bowls; garnish each with 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 chopped green onion, 1 sliced red chile pepper, 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon cilantro, and 1 tablespoon pickled ginger.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

317 Calories
13g Fat
41g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 317
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Sodium 1231mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 74mg 369%
Calcium 313mg 24%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 576mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.