RECIPE : miso zoodle soup with fava beans and greens

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aah noodle soup. how i love you. if i had to choose just one dish to call my favourite, noodle soup just has to be it.
and there are so many different ways of varying it too. type of noodles, type of soup base, type of veggies, tofu or beans.

when i think of noodle soup though, my thoughts wander to rainy days, autumn in some tokyo noodle bar, with steaming bowls and streets filled with black umbrellas. not the typical summer dish perhaps.
not to worry, i’ve invented the most summery noodle soup ever, with typical summer ingredients like zucchini, fava beans, summer greens and scallion. top it off with the squeeze of a lemon and those rainy tokyo autumn days are back in the future where they belong.

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miso zoodle soup with fava beans and greens
serves 1
1/2 zucchini
2 large handfuls of greens (here kale and beet greens)
1 garlic clove, grated
1-2 tsp ginger, grated
200 ml / 0.8 cups cooked fava beans / broad beans
3-4 button / cremini mushrooms, sliced
1/2 scallion, sliced
1-2 tbsp miso paste (whichever kind you prefer)
a pinch of gochugaru (korean chilli powder) or chilli flakes
300 ml / 1.25 cups water
salt and white pepper
lemon and basil for garnish, optional

– make zucchini noodles with your spiralizer, grater, or with a potato peeler. twirl and place in a bowl
– boil the water, add mushrooms and let simmer
– quickly sauté the greens in a little bit of water on high heat, with garlic, ginger, salt and white pepper. they only need a few minutes. place around the zoodles
– add the boiled fava beans to the mushrooms and let simmer for a minute or two, until the beans are heated
– carefully scoop up a few tbsp of the simmering water and mix with the miso paste until completely smooth. remove the bean and mushroom soup from the heat and stir in the miso paste
– pour over the zoodles. sprinkle the scallion and some gochugaru or chilli flakes on top. garnish with a wedge of lemon and some basil if you want. slurp !

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anyone else got the hots for noodle soup ? let me know if you want me to share my other noodle soup favourites, i’ve got a bunch ^^

love // jenny

9 Comments

  1. this looks amazing Jenny! And yes, post more noodle soup recipes!! I’m moving to China in a couple weeks so I’m going to have access to all kinds of fun ingredients. I love your blog and videos and can’t wait to make your homemade sauerkraut and your buckwheat pancakes once I have a kitchen again:)

    • jennymustard

      ooh thank you faith ! ok will do ! wow that’s exciting, i’m a bit jealous i have to admit. let me know what fun ingredients you find !!
      best of luck to you and hope you enjoy china !!! ^^

  2. Hello! First your youtube channel, then your insta and here I am on your blog! love it!
    I would love to have more noodle recipes! for the veggies noodles, is it possible only with zucchinis? I just bought a spiralizer as I can’t live without veggie noodle one more day (said the girl who hasn’t got even a potato peeler or grater) ahah
    For the miso paste, I was wondering if they are all healthy? I was in my asian shop in Paris and there was so many choices so I went back home without any… lost in the sea and don’t want to buy a huge thing if I’m not sure…
    Kisses Jenny,
    Laure from Paris!

    • jennymustard

      hi laure !!
      thank you for the lovely comment and for finding me everywhere haha ! <3
      for this recipe i think zucchinis would work best. but roots like beets, turnip, selleri etc should probably work too !
      i use my spiralizer for all kinds of veggies and fruits, so i'm sure you'll find many ways to use it ! i'm normally not that into different kitchen gadgets because i like to keep things simple (like just a knife and a cutting board) and i find that usually when buying stuff like that you use it once and then forget about it. but the spiralizer is another thing completely, i use it all the time !!
      good luck and lots of love
      bisous // jenny

  3. Hi Jenny,
    I’m just getting to this now. Is the Zucchini cooked?
    Looks so good.
    thanks,
    Julie

    • jennymustard

      hey julie ! no they’re not cooked, just raw and spiralized :) hope you like it !

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