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.

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Dolly and Oatmeal

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

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A Spicy Perspective

Add some pizzazz to your roasted vegetable routine.

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Snixy Kitchen

Light, crisp, and addictive.

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Stacey Deering

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

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Minimalist Baker

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

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Sobremesa

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

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Pinch of Yum

Spicy miso ramen is our comfort bowl of choice.

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The First Mess

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

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Port and Fin

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

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