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Secret Ingredient: 8 things you didn't know you could do with miso paste

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How the OG of umami makes just about everything more exciting

We love it when a star breaks out, and right now that star is miso paste. You know the fermented soybean paste used to make the quiet soup you get with your sushi? It's hopped out of the soup and is transforming every kind of dish, from roasted vegetables to desserts, with its salty umami goodness. Is there anywhere miso can't go?

Here are a few cool tricks you can try with miso paste.

More: Look at all the different baked veggie chips you can make

1. Mix miso into breakfast

How the OG of umami makes just about everything more exciting
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2. Dress a salad with miso

How the OG of umami makes just about everything more exciting
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3. Glaze with miso

How the OG of umami makes just about everything more exciting
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4. Roast with miso

How the OG of umami makes just about everything more exciting
Image: Dinner With Julie

5. Make a dip even better with miso

How the OG of umami makes just about everything more exciting
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6. Stir-fry with miso

7. What — spaghetti?!?

8. Make a sophisticated dessert with miso

How the OG of umami makes just about everything more exciting
Image: Toa Heftiba/Unsplash

Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

How the OG of umami makes just about everything more exciting
Image: I Will Not Eat Oysters
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