Good for the gut miso and veggie soup This miso soup packed with high fibre, vitamin and mineral rich veggies is perfect served as a light but satisfying gut healthy starter or warming lunch. This broth can be deliciously vegan with tofu or simply add poached chicken or prawns for a protein boost. Serve with Genius gluten free sliced bread or rolls.

Serves: 6

Prep time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

1 tbsp. light extra virgin olive oil

1 leek, finely sliced

5 garlic cloves, crushed

1 fresh red chilli, halved, deseeded and finely sliced

2.5cm fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped

1 tsp turmeric powder

500ml homemade chicken or vegetable stock

2500ml water

100g red miso paste

juice of 1 lime

1tbs tamari

2 skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced across or 400g of silken tofu, diced

250g small broccoli florets

2 handfuls of roughly chopped kale leaves

2 pak choi, leaves separated

6 fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced

Salt and pepper

1 handful fresh coriander leaves, roughly chopped

1 handful beansprouts

2 large spring onions, finely sliced

 

To Serve:

Genius Artisan Loaf

Method

1. Let’s get cooking! In a large pan, heat the extra virgin olive oil over a medium heat. Add the leek, garlic, ginger and chilli and stir continuously for about 2 minutes. Mix in the turmeric powder and fry for 1 minute. The power of these ingredients and the healthy gut bacteria they provide is amazing!

2. Add the stock, water, miso paste, lime and tamari and bring to a gentle simmer. If you didn’t already know, miso is a fermented food and the health benefits are fantastic.

3. Now you can add in the chicken or tofu, broccoli florets and sliced mushrooms. If using chicken, perfectly poach for 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

4. You can now pop in the kale and pak choi and simmer for 2 minutes before sprinkling in the fresh coriander, beansprouts and spring onions. The gut loves veggie variety so this is a great soup for keeping your gut smiling!

5. Give the broth a taste and season with salt and pepper if necessary (watch out as miso paste is naturally quite salty). When you’re happy with the flavour then ladle into bowls and enjoy.

6. Serve with Genius Artisan Loaf for an extra fibre hit.