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To-Go Miso Noodle Soup

10 min

Main

Soup

One-bowl / one-pot

10 ingredients or less

This is a big ol' bowl of comforting noodle soup! It's quick too - taking just 5 minutes to prep, and can be easily taken on-the-go. Just add boiling water on top when ready to eat. That's it!

Servings

Total

10 min

Prep

5 min

Cook

5 min

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Ingredients

  • 1.8 oz (50 g)
    quick-cooking ramen noodles
  • 2 Tbsp (34 g)
  • ½
    vegetable bouillon cube
  • 2.8 oz (80 g)
    firm tofu, cut into 1 cm cubes
  • 1.9 oz (55 g)
    button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1
    stalk green onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup (15 g)
    fresh spinach
  • 1½ cups (360 mL)
    boiling water

Directions

  1. Layer your soup ingredients in a mason jar or another heat-proof container. Noodles should go at the bottom, followed by the miso and bouillon cube, then tofu*, green onion, and lastly the mushrooms and spinach. Keep sealed in the fridge until ready to eat.
  2. When ready to enjoy, carefully pour boiling water into your jar**, plus more if needed to fully submerge all the ingredients. Or transfer the contents into a bowl and pour the water on top to cover.
  3. Add a cover, let sit for about 3 - 5 minutes or until the noodles are cooked. Garnish and enjoy!

Notes

  • * If you have extra time: pan fry the tofu in a tsp of coconut oil to crisp up the sides.
  • ** Mason jars can get very hot, so be sure to handle them with care. If the glass jar is cold, add a small splash of hot water to the jar first and swirl around before adding the rest.

Storage

  • Best if enjoyed right away after adding the boiling water.
  • The prepped soup can be stored in the fridge for up to two days, so long as no water has been added.

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Grains & Starches 37%

quick-cooking ramen noodles

Proteins 12%

firm tofu

Fruits & Veggies 51%

button mushrooms

stalk green onion

fresh spinach

Calcium

firm tofu

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Piotr Łukaszczy - Dec. 3, 2023, 3:07 p.m.

Heaven


LW - Nov. 29, 2023, 6:47 p.m.

Easy, simple and quick soup!


trifon - Nov. 13, 2023, 6:40 p.m.

My miso paste was too strong so I watered it down to make it taste better. Next time I'll try with half of the miso paste


Tulika Agarwal - Nov. 9, 2023, 4:08 a.m.

I loved it ! I wonder why I didn’t try it sooner ! So easy to put together on busy weekdays sand so delish !


ratna shankar - Nov. 5, 2023, 3:25 p.m.

This one is brilliant. So easy and the miso paste s such a brîlliant addition


Lucy - Oct. 26, 2023, 9:17 p.m.

So simple! Such a speedy meal and tasty!


Irène - Oct. 13, 2023, 9:07 p.m.

Hi ! I just made this for dinner, it's delicious and a very satisfying quick meal. Thank you !


frances - Oct. 8, 2023, 10:57 a.m.

My oldest daughter loves to meal prep and I make theses alot during winter too
This recipe is perfect for her to take to work

PUL Team - Oct. 8, 2023, 5:09 p.m.

Awe how lovely that your daughter enjoys meal prepping! So glad the to go miso noodle soup is being enjoy, Frances 😊

Frances - Oct. 9, 2023, 7:50 a.m.

😀


alice - Sept. 21, 2023, 8:32 p.m.

Hey hey ;))
It really looks delicious, nutritious, and i wanna make it tomorrow, so a question - What do you think i could add instead of tofu and mushrooms ?
Just did big shopping for 50e and still dont have them, dont wanna go grocery again ;(

PUL Team - Sept. 21, 2023, 9:45 p.m.

Hey there, Alice! You could use edamame in place of the tofu. We've heard positive reviews for zucchini instead of mushrooms, though you're welcome to experiment with other veggies that may be more accessible to you 🤗

ala - Sept. 22, 2023, 7:14 p.m.

thanks ;) Dont have edameme neither, but do have frozen tempeh and shrimps, will use one of those ;) Love !

Frances - Oct. 8, 2023, 10:53 a.m.

Yes they will work
Cook the tempeh & shrimp


Jan - Sept. 18, 2023, 1:08 a.m.

Love this soup, I make it all the time. And tonight it's helping me feel better as I fight COVID. Thank you!


Helen - Aug. 9, 2023, 2:52 a.m.

Made this today. Super delicious. This recipe will be in meal rotation. Thank you PUL


diana - Aug. 5, 2023, 6:04 p.m.

Tastes great. My noodles weren’t done in 3 minutes though.

trifon - Nov. 14, 2023, 4:24 p.m.

Check the package next time. Mine said 6 to 8 minutes and since I made it at home, I could heat up the broth alone and cooked the noodles for 6 minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients


Benita - July 31, 2023, 7:19 p.m.

Oh my word!
This is the best! Packed with nutritional goodness and a flavour punch that definitely hit the spot on a cold winter's night - I may just call this my new favourite

PUL Team - July 31, 2023, 9:24 p.m.

Oh such a lovely compliment, Benita, thank you! Sending lots of cozy vibes your way ☀️


Chante Crawford - July 31, 2023, 6:19 p.m.

Delicious recipe!!! So yum ❤️🩷


tanaya - July 21, 2023, 4:39 a.m.

So good. I did this for dinner, added some homemade kale chips (to add a seaweed type topping) and was delish! I also added some cabbage since I didn’t do the to-go version. By far the best miso I’ve ever had.

PUL Team - July 25, 2023, 1:15 a.m.

A huuuge compliment, Tanaya, thank you! ☺️


Taiya Duncker - July 17, 2023, 5:34 a.m.

Agh, this is soooo delicious! I did swap the miso paste for miso soup as that’s what I had on hand. This is so easy to do and I’ll definitely make it again.


Esther - July 11, 2023, 9:40 a.m.

I was wondering where you buy your miso paste in the Netherland? Is it always that expensive? Or do I just go to the wrong stores?😂 I’ve been using a mix of soy sauce and tahin, which worked fine but I’m eager to try it with miso paste.

PUL Team - July 14, 2023, 8:01 a.m.

Hey Esther, we got ours at a local Asian supermarket (the Amazing Oriental in Eindhoven). You can try your local toko, or check out Amazing Oriental's webshop. Soy sauce and tahini is a delicious idea for an alternative 😃


Claire - July 10, 2023, 10:58 a.m.

Simple, tasty and so quick to make! I added some zucchini and pak choy and it was delicious. Definitely adding this to my regular rotation of recipes, thank you Pick Up Limes Team!

PUL Team - July 12, 2023, 10:29 p.m.

Delicious additions, Claire, thank you! 🤩


Lynette Pangburn - July 10, 2023, 3:33 a.m.

Super quick and simple, yet very delicious.


CARLA CRAIN - July 9, 2023, 2:16 a.m.

What size mason jar? A normal standard size or a large one?

PUL Team - July 9, 2023, 7:15 a.m.

Hey Carla, we used a 1L-sized mason jar 😊

CARLA CRAIN - July 10, 2023, 1:36 a.m.

Thank you! I made it and it was amazing!


curry k - July 6, 2023, 10:13 p.m.

Super easy, satisfying. Take the time to crisp up the tofu, you’ll love the texture. I substituted broccoli “bites” (same size pieces as tofu) for spinach. Love this portable recipe 😊


Vitamine - July 1, 2023, 7:08 p.m.

Delicious, easy and quick. Everything I love ☺️ it doesn’t compare to a ramen from a ramen’s bar but with a few ingredients the result is stunning


Nancy - June 27, 2023, 6:37 p.m.


Nancy - June 27, 2023, 6:37 p.m.

Super simple super yummm


Veronica - June 27, 2023, 6:12 p.m.

It’s a week night staple so easy and satisfying! Thank you for creating nourishing dishes that don’t require much time or effort! I always feel like I’m eating good for my body when I make your recipes ❤️

PUL Team - June 28, 2023, 9:29 a.m.

Aww this is a lovely compliment, Veronica, thank you! Happy nourishing 💛


Patresha - June 12, 2023, 2:57 a.m.

This is on my short list of go to lunches. It’s always great with my hectic schedule.


Geetz - June 4, 2023, 8:55 a.m.

Hi Sadia . Love your To Go Miso recipe. It was so easy to make but so yum.. I added a full bullion cube and less of the miso paste , as I can get only red miso here in NZ… I definitely shared it my daughter who’s has a busy life… it such a great idea… please share more quick on the go rice… definitely my to go recipe too… love ur sweet smiles and mistakes too… God bless … love to meet u one day ….

PUL Team - June 5, 2023, 4:43 p.m.

Awe thanks so much, Geetz, we'll note down the request! Sending lots of love to you and your daughter in New Zealand 🫶


Emily - April 5, 2023, 4:38 p.m.

Great lunch to take to work.


Ekaterina - March 21, 2023, 1:48 p.m.

I like this recipe, especially for taking along to work. I usually add instead of the bullion cube, 1 teaspoon of Bonito powder (available at an Asian Supermarket), because I like the fishy taste.


Joe - March 6, 2023, 4:48 a.m.

I’m interested in your plates and bowls. Will you share links pls?

PUL Team - March 7, 2023, 1:58 p.m.

Hey Joe, a good number of our kitchen pottery is from thrift stores - always very unique finds there! Others we've purchased from local Dutch shops, such as Dille & Kamille, and we've also purchased some rustic ceramics from NomLiving (nomliving.com). We hope this helps for now ✨


Jan - Feb. 22, 2023, 7:42 p.m.

Best soup ever! Very quick, easy, and very comforting.


B. - Dec. 17, 2022, 3:59 p.m.

I love trying your recipes but this one confused me a little bit. How can we boil mushrooms only in 5 minutes?

PUL Team - Dec. 18, 2022, 4:15 p.m.

Hey B, apologies for any confusion! Our intention for this recipe is to make a quick soup, so the mushrooms will soften in the boiling water over time. If you would like them cooked more, you can let the dish sit for a longer amount of time 😊


Lauralyn - Dec. 5, 2022, 12:52 a.m.

This is such an easy, filling soup! I have made it twice in as many days. It's definitely staying on my winter soup rotation.

PUL Team - Dec. 5, 2022, 3 p.m.

Woohoo! Thank you, Lauralyn 😃


Laura - Dec. 4, 2022, 6:41 a.m.

I'm currently spending time at Japan and I was saved by this simple recipe. I only have a small fridge and a water cooker on my personal use. I used the common kitchen to chop all the incridients and had a simple food to eat at my room <3. Thank you!

PUL Team - Dec. 5, 2022, 12:24 a.m.

So happy the recipe was enjoyed, Laura, and we hope you enjoy your time in Japan!


Gabriela - Nov. 27, 2022, 4:41 p.m.

I'll share my thoughts while my soup is still too hot to enjoy. Since I wasn't pressed for time, I decided to "upgrade" it a bit. I fried the tofu (as suggested) but I also added some onion, garlic and ginger (I'll add even more next time) and fried them (together with mushrooms) before adding the rest of the ingredients. It is really tasty, and most importantly super easy to make. I will surely be making this again :) (Even with the extra steps it still took me less than 30 mins.) Thank, Sadia!

PUL Team - Nov. 27, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the soup, Gabriela, it means so much 🤗


Salome van Ingen - Nov. 9, 2022, 9:12 a.m.

I admit it!! I postponed on making this dish because I thought it would be just salty soup.. but I'm so happy I finally tried it!! It is super tasty!! Great for a late night snack too!
I also have a question, what type of miso do you use?
I use shiro miso and I was wondering if different miso pastes create a great difference in flavour?

PUL Team - Nov. 9, 2022, 11:17 p.m.

Hey Salome van Ingen, we're so glad the soup was enjoyed! Yes, different colour miso pastes have different flavour profiles. We tend to prefer white (also called shiro) miso paste as it's less salty and milder in taste. If you opt to use other types, such as red miso paste, you may want to start with less and add more to taste in recipes 🙂


Ammu - Aug. 4, 2022, 3:45 p.m.

ALERT!!! MUST TRY THE RECIPE! Not only easy but super tasty.

The recipe was really amazing. As it told I did within 10 minutes as I was damn hungry. Saved my pocket money especially. Coz in hunger, I might order n eat which would hole my pocket. So thank you for saving my pocket and soothing my empty stomach. Hehe. Thank you, Guys.

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2022, 3:56 p.m.

Aww we're smiling from ear to ear! So happy the soup was enjoyed, Ammu, thank you 😃


Tony - Aug. 1, 2022, 12:51 p.m.

Easy to make, flavorful and healthy. Great recipe! Thank you!


Amira - July 2, 2022, 6:21 a.m.

This was surprisingly good! I haven't had much success with homemade miso recipes, for whatever reason they always seem to lack flavor. But this recipe was not only really easy and quick to put together, and mostly consisted of ingredients I already had-- it also was super flavorful! And required almost no cleanup. I can definitely see myself making this again. Thanks for the great recipe.

PUL Team - July 2, 2022, 4:15 p.m.

Thank you for the glowing feedback, Amira, we're so happy to hear!


Erica - June 9, 2022, 8:42 p.m.

This was so easy!! Really great for a lazy day. I added extra veggies to mine :)


Lucy - June 9, 2022, 6:57 p.m.

Absolutely delicious! Thank you so much! :D


Martha - May 17, 2022, 2:08 p.m.

Lovely recipe! Thank you!


Sanne - March 21, 2022, 9:57 p.m.

Hi Sadia,

I only have the white miso paste not the red one. Does this recipe still work ?

Thanks!

PUL Team - March 23, 2022, 5:14 a.m.

Hey Sanne, yes you can use white miso paste if desired! We find it a little less strong than red miso paste so you may want to add more to taste 😊


Nubia - March 3, 2022, 1:53 p.m.

Amazing! I felt like eating at a restaurant!

PUL Team - March 4, 2022, 2:01 a.m.

A huge compliment, Nubia - thank you ☺️


Clara - Feb. 28, 2022, 8:32 a.m.

I was really surprised when I tried it the other day because it was so easy ! Such a lovely dinner idea.

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2022, 8:18 p.m.

Aw we're beyond happy to hear, Clara 🤗


Marina - Feb. 27, 2022, 11:42 a.m.

Oh sadia, you saved me!! I ate it almost everyday last week and I loooooove it! It's so simple and so delicious! I'm a bit addicted and can't get enough of it! It's very cold when I'm working and I can't bring anything to heat it up and that is a great solution! I would love it if there was a few variations with this kind of soup making!

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2022, 7:13 p.m.

We're so glad the soup is being enjoyed, Marina, it means so much 😃


Morgan - Feb. 16, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

My husband and I love this dish! It is simply delicious and so easy to make!

PUL Team - Feb. 16, 2022, 10:05 p.m.

Woohoo! Thank you, Morgan 😃


Brenda - Feb. 5, 2022, 11:44 p.m.

It was delicious!! Love it. I addna few drops of lemon and it was amazing!

PUL Team - Feb. 6, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

A lovely idea, Brenda, thank you!


Paula - Jan. 17, 2022, 9:07 a.m.

Very easy, delicious and nourishing!


Yvonne - Dec. 28, 2021, 8:03 p.m.

Super quick and easy to make and delicious as well!


Emily - Dec. 23, 2021, 6:13 p.m.

This has been a go-to lunch option since I found out about it! SO GOOD!!!

PUL Team - Dec. 24, 2021, 5:04 a.m.

So happy it's being enjoyed, Emily!


Kate - Nov. 10, 2021, 4:42 p.m.

Was a super quick meal! Really nice to have such a delicious quick option. I couldn't find miso paste to buy so used soya sauce instead which worked out fine. Definitely going to make this again!

PUL Team - Nov. 11, 2021, 1:10 a.m.

Thanks for sharing the substitute and review, Kate, we appreciate it so much!


Steph - Aug. 23, 2021, 3:15 a.m.

Honestly, this was much better than thought it would be. I thought it wouldn’t have much flavour but it does, though mild. It’s very comforting and super quick and easy to make!


Stephanie - Aug. 19, 2021, 6:20 p.m.

Our family loves making your dishes, especially this one!
Thank you for sharing your recipes and positivity!


E Dirks - Aug. 5, 2021, 2:01 p.m.

We will be making this soon. I know it will be delicious and love that added spinach! And yes to Sriracha! Thank you!

PUL Team - Aug. 5, 2021, 4:14 p.m.

The thanks is to you, E Dirks, for being here! It's so appreciated :D


Tracey Walters - July 29, 2021, 12:19 a.m.

Awesome recipe! A big hit in our house. Thank you.


Shruti - July 23, 2021, 7:14 p.m.

Amazing, quick recipe - has become a staple in our house since we first tried it! I usually add some coconut milk to it to make it creamier - makes for the perfect pick-me-up warm liquid hug <3

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 8:53 p.m.

Love the addition of coconut milk, Shruti, thank you for sharing 🌻


Isha - July 13, 2021, 9:18 p.m.

This recipe is soo good. I didnt’t rake long and the results were amazing. I didnt have mushrooms so I used zucchini instead! It still tasted great. Thanks so much pick up limes:)

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 1:01 a.m.

Mmm a great substitute, Isha, thank you for sharing!


Katherine Broberg - July 9, 2021, 8:37 p.m.

Miso soup is the best! It’s just the thing for a cold or when you have the flu and preparing it like this makes it a cinch to prepare!

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 3:15 a.m.

Thank you for taking the time to share the lovely review with us, Katherine 😊


Marc - July 8, 2021, 6:29 p.m.

I tried this one out, because Ramen is my absolute favorite meal, and this is such a good recipe. It can be made during the week, even when work is busy, because it doesn't cost too much time. You're the best Sadia!

Do you think you can more Ramen recipes in the future? I already tried out lot's of combinations (with peanut butter, Pak Choi, with soy milk etc.) but I would love to hear your thoughts on it :) I have the feeling, Asian recipes offers many options for vegans.

Best Wishes, Marc :)

PUL Team - July 10, 2021, 3:22 p.m.

Hey there, Marc! So thrilled that you're enjoying the recipe 😃 We'll note down a request for more ramen recipes 😊


Cris S - June 5, 2021, 4:25 p.m.

Miam! This was so tasty! I love this thick Asian soups!


Eve Campos - May 19, 2021, 10:21 p.m.

I just wanted to tell you that I in no way consider myself plant based or vegan, just a girl trying to live a healthier life and leave the world a little better, but i have eaten this everyday for lunch this week ! it is amazing and so delish! I use forbidden rice noodles, soooo good. And thank you for introducing me to Samabal Oelek, where was this sauce of the gods my whole life! A huge hug and thank you from little 'ol Tri Cities, WA :) Have a nourished day!

PUL Team - May 22, 2021, 8:48 p.m.

Oh, you are such as gem, Eve ✨ Thank you for the incredible feedback and support! We're so lucky to have you in our PUL family 🤗


Mariella - May 18, 2021, 11:04 p.m.

This was so simple and fast to make - thank you very much for this recipe. I added some wakame, which also tasted wonderful.
Plus, I love your new design, super fun to scroll through the page and recipes! :-)
Kind regards from Austria!

PUL Team - May 22, 2021, 7:28 p.m.

Lovely idea to add some wakame, Mariella, and thank you! Sending hugs to Austria 🥰


Juliette - April 13, 2021, 12:33 p.m.

This was so easy and delicious! Definitely something I will make regularly :))


Rajoshi - March 27, 2021, 3:42 p.m.

The soup looks beautiful and yummy! Love the new site, great job!
A quick question: Is the sodium/serving really 2670 mg? :O Feels like an error... Just wanted to give a heads up in case it was.
Thank you!

PUL Team - April 20, 2021, 6:39 a.m.

Hey Rajoshi, thanks for asking this! Indeed it’s a high-sodium recipe considering the vegetable bouillon cube and miso in it. Plant-based lifestyles including a variety of whole foods generally don’t have excess amounts of sodium in them, so we do enjoy some higher sodium meals occasionally 🤗

Lili - Jan. 22, 2022, 1:20 p.m.

Also Dr. Greger seems to be a fan of Miso paste and explains why the high amount of sodium in this should not be a concern. I used instead of bullion cube the Savory Spice Mix from Dr. Greger's book. Great recipe, Sadia, as all the others. Thank you. I am a fan of yours since 2018, from Romania 😊

PUL Team - Jan. 23, 2022, 7:11 a.m.

Thanks for taking the time to share and for being part of the PUL community for so long, Lili! Hugs to Romania 🤗