One of my favorite low calorie side dishes to order when eating out at a Japanese Restaurant is miso soup. It’s a great way to fill up before a meal so I don’t overeat.

And when I’m eating at a Japanese restaurant, it’s usually sushi that I’m ordering, and I can sure get myself into trouble overeating that…yum!

But I digress…miso soup is a wonderful and delicious way to bulk up my meal without adding more than 1-2 Points. I’ve come to love it so much, that I decided to make my own amped up version at home. Full of vegetables and the wonderful flavors of ginger and garlic, each serving of my Weight Watchers Ginger Miso Soup Recipe is just 1 Point.

I like to pair this with a salad or sandwich for a very satisfying lunch or dinner.

Ginger Miso Soup

Deliciously satisfying, this miso soup is wonderfully balanced with just the right amount of saltiness, ginger and garlic. Each serving is only 1 Point making it an excellent Weight Watchers side dish recipe.


  • 1 8 oz package tofu, drained and cubed
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2-3 tbsp red miso
  • 2 baby bok choy, trimmed and roughly chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add in onions, garlic and ginger and sauté until onions begin to soften, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add in carrots, water, tofu and bok choy. Reduce heat to medium, and let simmer until vegetables become tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Turn off heat. Add in miso and vinegar, and stir until miso is fully dissolved.
  4. Divide evenly into 8 bowls, top with green onions and serve.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegan

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate

Number of servings (yield): 8

Culinary tradition: Japanese

Calories: 65

Fat: 2.5g

Protein: 4g

Entire recipe makes 8 servings
Serving size is about 1 cup
Each serving = 1 Point

PER SERVING: 67 calories; 2.5g fat; 5g carbohydrates; 4g protein; 1g fiber


  1. Do you think it would be okay to use a white or yellow Miso paste? I was unable to find red :(

  2. theatrenut

    Trader Joe’s didn’t have miso, but they had their own ginger miso broth (I don’t know if it’s vegan), which I used to make this soup and it turned out wonderfully. Thanks so much for the recipe.