Japanese Miso Style Pea And Tofu Soup With Chives

Japanese Miso Style Pea And Tofu Soup With Chives

1 hour

Serves 4

Low cals

Nutritional information

PER SERVING (4) 128 kcalories, 12g protein, 9g carbohydrates, 5g fat, 0.7g saturated fat, 5g fibre,2g sugar 0.9g sodium.

Nutrition - as well as the nutritional value of the Peas this recipe contains: vitamin A, B complex vitamins, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, iron, quercitin plus other antioxidants from the herbs and spices.

Ingredients

450ml boiling water

3 sachets miso paste

250g tofu (any type) diced

1 tsp grated ginger

2 spring onions trimmed and very thinly sliced on the slant

200g frozen peas

1 dash sesame seed oil (optional)

1 tbsp chopped chives

Method

Place the boiling water in a saucepan and add the 3 sachets of miso paste. Stir well. Bring to simmering point. Add the tofu and bring back to the boil. Reduce the heat. Add the ginger, spring onions, peas and dash of sesame seed oil (optional). Bring to the boil, simmer for 30 seconds and serve. Garnish with the chopped chives.

Serves 4

Tips

The less water you use when cooking peas, the less vitamin C is lost. Steaming helps to conserve this vitamin.

When boiling frozen peas, add enough water to cover, bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for 3 minutes. To microwave 227 grams (8oz) of frozen peas add 15ml (1 tablespoon) of water, place in a non metallic container and cover. Cook on full power for 4 minutes (750W) or 4 1/2 minutes (650W)