Broccoli Quinoa Miso Soup

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Broccoli Quinoa Miso Soup





This Vegan Broccoli Quinoa Miso Soup is a really feel good soup for me. I often have cooked plain quinoa in the fridge on a busy week so then this soup becomes a ‘ready in 10’ minutes dinner. When I’m feeling under the weather, I add extra ginger and I love this with quality chicken broth which I keep in the freezer.


  1. Add the stock, garlic, ginger, quinoa and whites of the spring onions to a medium saucepan along with a good pinch of sea salt & pepper. Pop the lid on then bring to the boil and turn down to a medium simmer for 12 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prep the broccoli by chopping the florets into small florets and slicing off the very hard knobby bits of the stem then chopping the inner stem into fine slices.
  3. After the quinoa has cooked for 12 minutes, give it a stir then add the broccoli stem and florets to sit on top of the quinoa and put the lid back on. Leave for 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile in a small bowl, stir or whisk the miso with a little hot water and the citrus juice then pour it into the pan and gently stir through and taste for seasoning.
  5. Serve up each bowl with a few ginger matchsticks on top, garnish with the greens of the spring onions and if using, the sesame seeds and chilli flakes


Bunch of spring onions finely chopped, separate the whites & green
1 thumb ginger, very finely sliced into matchsticks
2 tbsp miso (depending on the strength and saltiness)
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
300g quinoa, drained and rinsed (soaked if you have the time)
1 large head broccoli, about 600g, including the stalk
1 – 1.2 litres quality veg/ chicken stock or broth
1 lemon or 1 lime
Sea salt & pepper
1 small handful black & white sesame seeds
Chilli flakes
A tiny dash of toasted sesame oil

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  • Heather Edelstein
    Posted at 19:47h, 10 November Reply

    Hi! What type of miso ?

    • Melissa Hemsley
      Posted at 14:19h, 13 November Reply

      Hey Heather,
      My fav is brown rice miso. Head to my shop page and the one I use is in there!
      Melissa x

  • Stacey Huther
    Posted at 00:25h, 12 January Reply

    Hi! I did something terribly wrong with this recipe. It turned out to be more like a thick, quinoa broccoli stew than a soup. Should I have left the lid off until the veggie broth came to a boil and then added the quinoa? Or perhaps I added too much quinoa in the conversion to cups? Please help! I want to get this right, as the flavors are delicious!

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