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

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.

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1. Mix miso into breakfast

miso oatmeal
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2. Dress a salad with miso

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3. Glaze with miso

miso glazed eggplant
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4. Roast with miso

miso roasted chickpeas
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5. Make a dip even better with miso

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6. Stir-fry with miso

7. What — spaghetti?!?

8. Make a sophisticated dessert with miso

caramel sauce
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