9 Miso Recipes To Add More Umami To Your Week

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So, you bought a tub of miso paste for a recipe. Congratulations! Chances are that recipe only required a tablespoon or two of that miso, so you're left with a bunch more to play with.

Miso is a fermented paste, usually made out of soybeans (but you can find versions made from chickpeas, barley, and rice). In addition to packing lots of flavor in every spoonful, miso is also teeming with good-for-your-gut probiotics.

Here are nine ways to get more miso into your life.

Miso-Tahini Avocado Toast

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Avocado toast gets a creamy and savory addition with a layer of miso-tahini spread.

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Roasted Root Vegetables With Miso Glaze

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Add some pizzazz to your roasted vegetable routine.

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Sesame Ginger Miso Cucumber Salad

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Light, crisp, and addictive.

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Hummus With Miso

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Miso and hummus just make sense together. Pair with veggies and sesame crackers.

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15-Minute Miso Soup With Greens + Tofu

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Make this Japanese takeout classic at home—quickly AND with more greens.

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Maple Miso Roasted Vegetable + Quinoa Bowl

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Sweet and savory come together in this super satisfying quinoa bowl.

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Homemade Spicy Ramen With Tofu

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Spicy miso ramen is our comfort bowl of choice.

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Scallion, Miso + Peanut Patties

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Brown rice veggie patties get a big flavor upgrade with miso, scallions, and peanuts.

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Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Miso Cookies

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Like flaky sea salt, miso adds that extra "something" to a dessert.

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