9 Miso Recipes To Add More Umami To Your Week

mbg Contributor By Leah Vanderveldt
mbg Contributor
Leah Vanderveldt is an author living in Brooklyn, New York. She received her bachelor’s in communications and media from Fordham University, and is certified in culinary nutrition from the Natural Gourmet Institute. She is the author of two cookbooks: The New Nourishing and The New Porridge.

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

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

Add some pizzazz to your roasted vegetable routine.

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Sesame Ginger Miso Cucumber Salad

Light, crisp, and addictive.

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Hummus With Miso

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

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15-Minute Miso Soup With Greens + Tofu

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

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Maple Miso Roasted Vegetable + Quinoa Bowl

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

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Homemade Spicy Ramen With Tofu

Spicy miso ramen is our comfort bowl of choice.

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Scallion, Miso + Peanut Patties

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

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Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Miso Cookies

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

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