9 Miso Recipes To Add More Umami To Your Week
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.
Roasted Root Vegetables With Miso Glaze
Add some pizzazz to your roasted vegetable routine.
Sesame Ginger Miso Cucumber Salad
Light, crisp, and addictive.
Hummus With Miso
Miso and hummus just make sense together. Pair with veggies and sesame crackers.
15-Minute Miso Soup With Greens + Tofu
Make this Japanese takeout classic at home—quickly AND with more greens.
Maple Miso Roasted Vegetable + Quinoa Bowl
Sweet and savory come together in this super satisfying quinoa bowl.
Homemade Spicy Ramen With Tofu
Spicy miso ramen is our comfort bowl of choice.
Scallion, Miso + Peanut Patties
Brown rice veggie patties get a big flavor upgrade with miso, scallions, and peanuts.
Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Miso Cookies
Like flaky sea salt, miso adds that extra "something" to a dessert.
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.
Vanderveldt is a former food editor at mindbodygreen and has previously worked for Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Australian Home Beautiful.