What are the benefits of miso?
olive nutritionist Kerry Torrens says “Rich in antioxidants, miso helps populate the gut with immune-supportive bacteria. It contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a valuable protein source in a plant-based diet. It’s also a rich source of zinc, iron, magnesium and calcium. Adding miso towards the end of cooking, protects the live bacteria, keeping them optimal.”
Sweet potato and miso soup
- vegetable oil 4 tsp
- spring onions 6 finely chopped
- ginger 2 thumb-sized pieces finely chopped
- garlic 2 cloves finely chopped
- white miso 2 tbsp
- sweet potatoes 500g peeled and cut into small pieces
- vegetable stock 750ml
- shredded kale 2 large handfuls
- Heat 2 tsp of oil in a large lidded pan and gently cook 1/2 the spring onions, ginger and garlic for 5-10 minutes or until soft. Add 1 tbsp of miso, all the sweet potatoes and the vegetable stock, and bring to a simmer. Put on a lid and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are really soft. Season and whizz with a stick blender until completely smooth. Keep warm.
- Heat 2 tsp of oil in a frying pan and fry the remaining spring onions, ginger and garlic over a high heat for 2-3 minutes or until softened. Reduce the heat, add the kale and a splash of water, and cook for 2-3 minutes until the kale has wilted. Stir in the remaining miso and season. Spoon the soup into bowls and top with the miso kale, to serve.
Recipe from olivemagazine.com