Now that you’ve learned a bit about how miso is made, the different varieties, its health benefits and how to choose the right miso for you, the question remains: What do you do with it once you get it home?
Here are five simple ways to incorporate miso into your meals.*
How to use Miso.
1. Salad Dressings:
- Example: Mix white miso with vinegar and olive oil and mustard to make a delicious dressing.
- Example: Create a miso broth for soups (dissolve the miso in hot water before adding it to your pot of soup. This is best done at the end of the cooking process as you do not want to boil the miso.)
3. As a marinade.
- Example: Mix dark miso with ginger, black pepper, a splash of vinegar and molasses to create a wonderful veggie marinade.
4. As a tea or coffee replacement.
- Example: Pour yourself a cup of hot water and mix a teaspoon or less of miso into the water and enjoy. (If you find it difficult to dissolve the miso in a full cup of water try pouring a small amount of water in, dissolve the miso, and then fill the cup to the top.) Many people use this as a nutritious and satisfying morning coffee or tea replacement.
5. As a dipping sauce.
- Example: Blend garlic, onion, miso, tahini, lemon juice and dill to make a yummy dipping sauce.
Miso can be added to almost any recipe as a salt replacement or to add flavor, including vegan tofu white sauces, stir fries, spreads and more. So experiment and enjoy!
Look for more miso recipes coming soon!
*I would recommend keeping your intake to around 2 tsp. or less a day to keep your salt intake in check.