Breakfast Vegetable-Miso Soup with Chickpeas

Detox Cred: Find a few minutes in the morning to sit down and slowly enjoy a comforting soup. It will help set a mindful tone for the day and also get your digestion moving. Miso contains beneficial bacteria and zybiocolin, which help eliminate free radicals from the body.
Whole Living, January/February January/February 2012
  • Yield Makes 4 1/2 cups
    Serves 4
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  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons white miso
  • Coarse salt


  1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Cook onion, garlic, celery, and carrots until tender, 6 to 8 minutes.

  2. Stir in broccoli and chickpeas; cook about 2 minutes.

  3. Add 4 cups water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Dissolve miso in 2 tablespoons cool water and stir into soup. Season with salt.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (6)

  • LittleRedFrog 23 Jan, 2014

    I like this soup. Wouldn't go as far as saying that I absolutely love it but I do like it.
    However, for the first in 10 days within the cleanse, I felt it wasn't enough to get me to lunch time and I started feeling a little week around 12. I guess that if I make this soup again after the cleanse, I'll have a little bit more of it, or I need to think of sufficient morning snacks.

    I prepared steps 1 and 2 the night before so I only had to add the water, warm it up and add the miso in the morning!

  • MissChriddy 14 Dec, 2013

    I love this soup, but I'm a big fan of miso soup in general... this version is heartier, with more veggies and chickpeas. Traditionally, miso soup is very thin, and very simple; sometimes with tofu cubes and seaweed. Admittedly, I prefer it for lunch or dinner rather than breakfast, but either way I love it and have made it many times. If you are soy sensitive, brown rice miso is available in health-food stores.

  • Pamela12 12 Jan, 2012

    very yummy but a little thin.

  • moonblisser 11 Jan, 2012

    This is a super-easy recipe and it's filling, but it's a little on the bland side. Miso is not particularly flavorful (it always just tastes like mushrooms to me), so you might want to add your own spices.

  • kwynne 10 Jan, 2012

    will this still be good if I make it the night before and heat it up in the morning?

  • KimKM 10 Jan, 2012

    Love this recipe! So easy and delicious!