Japanese Onion Soup With Mushrooms Recipe

  • 2 teaspoons grapeseed oil or other light vegetable oil
  • 1 large white or yellow onion diced
  • Pinch of sea salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves minced or pressed
  • 8 cups unsalted chicken or vegetable broth
  • 4 to 6 crimini or baby portabella mushrooms sliced thinly
  • 2 teaspoons light miso
  • 2 teaspoons tamari or soy sauce
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 sliced scallions for topping

Japanese Onion Soup With Mushrooms Recipe


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté with a pinch of salt and pepper until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the ginger and garlic. Sauté for another minute until fragrant.
  3. Add the broth to the pot and the mushrooms. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to simmer for 27 minutes.
  4. Whisk in the miso until fully dissolves. Add the tamari and simmer for another 3 minutes. Season to taste with more salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Serve in bowls with chopped scallions on top.

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