I used about 1 T of my favorite chili paste with garlic and 1 T green
1 stalk lemongrass, minced
2 shallots, minced (½ cup)
1 tsp. red miso
Some water if too thick
8 cups low-sodium vegetable broth + some additional water
1 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
1 ½ cups Swiss chard (alternate: beet greens or kale)
1 cup fennel chunks
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 package firm tofu chunks
1 cup coarsely chopped arugula
¼ to ½ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
¼ cup chopped parsley
To make Chile Paste:
Put paste ingredients into the small bowl of emersion blender (or food processor) and blend.
To make Soup:
Bring broth to a boil in saucepan over high heat. Stir in soy sauce and chili paste. Add greens, fennel and mushrooms, and bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 minutes. Add tofu, and cook 2 minutes more. Stir in arugula, mint, and parsley, and simmer 1 to 2 minutes, or until herbs wilt.
Modified from a recipe from Vegetarian Times.
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