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Vegetarian Dashi

Course Soup
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 strip kombu seaweed 12" piece
  • 6 cups water


  1. Wipe kombu with a damp paper towel to remove any dust. Do not wash it. Use a sharp knife to make a few cuts in the strip of kombu. Place in a bowl with the water. Let sit 4-12 hours at room temperature (the longer you soak kombu, the more flavorful the broth), or overnight in the refrigerator. Remove kombu.

  2. Alternatively, place water and kombu in a medium size pan over medium heat. Remove kombu just before water reaches a full boil. Turn off heat.

  3. Dashi can be frozen (I do this so I can make miso soup and other soups whenever the whim strikes me).

Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Dashi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Sodium 19mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.