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7 Sensational Miso Recipes

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7 Sensational Miso Recipes

These seven simple soups, sauces and sides are a great way to start integrating miso and all its health benefits into your daily meals. These recipes use miso to create tangy salad dressings, warming soups, delectable vegan gravies and more!

If you’re just learning about the magic of miso, here are some good rules of thumb for adding it to dishes you already know and love, or creating your own new and innovative recipes.

Create a yummy broth or add flavor to soups.
1. To make a delicious broth, mix ½ – 1 tsp. of miso per cup of water used. Wait to add the miso to your pot until all your ingredients are fully cooked and you are ready to turn the heat off. If you boil miso it will still retain its flavor, but many of the health benefits will be lost. To make the miso easy to add, dissolve it in a small amount of hot water before adding it to the pot.

Make a delicious salad dressing.
2. Mix 1 tsp. – 1 Tbsp. miso per cup of liquid (liquid = water plus your desired oil or other healthy thickener*, seasonings, acidic flavor: vinegar, lemon juice, etc.) blend well and enjoy. We usually throw all of these ingredients in a blender and give it a good whirl before enjoying it with our salads or throwing it in the fridge for later.

Add to sauces, gravies, spreads and more!
2. Mix ½ – 1 tsp. per cup of your main ingredient (squash, tofu, potato, tahini etc.) into your favorite sauce, gravy or spreads to add its tangy savory flavor to the mix. If you decide to add miso to a dish, try cutting back on the amount of salt you would normally use, by at least half, to start with.

* Other healthy thickeners include tahini, avocado, tofu, sunflower seeds (well-puréed with a  little water), or even cooked beans, carrots or squash.

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9:53AM PDT on Aug 29, 2014

Love Miso - it's delicious - thanks for the ideas!

9:34AM PDT on Aug 26, 2014

Excellent! Thank you! Also shared on my FB cooking page and blog D:

1:28PM PDT on Aug 21, 2014


6:10AM PDT on Aug 16, 2014

A healthy treat

6:19AM PDT on Aug 1, 2014


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8:33PM PDT on May 23, 2014

Agreed, Cheryl M, when it comes to tofu. A lot of soy these days happens to be GMO as well.

I agree about the fermented soy.

8:31PM PDT on May 23, 2014

Many delightful and flavourful recipes. I like miso and use it often, certainly a soup for a cool rainy evening is wonderful.

11:58PM PDT on Apr 25, 2014

Thanks for sharing Recipe

9:36PM PDT on Apr 24, 2014

I am concerned about your recommendation of using tofu as a "healthy thickener"; from everything I have been reading about tofu, it is NOT a healthy form of soy because it is not fermented. This is also including edamame & soy milk. Miso & tempeh is what I am hearing is the ONLY healthy form of soy that should be consumed.

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