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You’ve been drinking matcha for years and you’ve even whipped up a batch or two of matcha-cranberry Linzer cookies. But did you know the green tea powder can do so much more? It enhances the umami flavor of savory dishes and adds subtle earthy flavor to desserts. Here, 16 surprising ways to cook with the nutritional powerhouse, from matcha spaghetti cacio e pepe to creamy matcha panna cotta.

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Lady and Pups

Matcha Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Right this way (into our mouth).

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An Unrefined Vegan

Creamy Green Matcha Soup with Tofu Croutons

Enjoy it hot or cold.

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The Awesome Green

Quinoa Detox Salad

We’re all about the lemon-matcha dressing.

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Two Purple Figs

Matcha Powder Hummus

Earthy, slightly sweet and totally addictive.

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Wholesome Patisserie

Matcha Granola

It’ll keep for two weeks…if you can make it last that long.

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La Petit Eats

Matcha Mint Churros

Psst: Try them dipped in white chocolate.

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Fifth Floor Kitchen

Matcha Salmon Poke Bowl with Ruby Grapefruit Dressing

Oh hi, master chef.

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Epic Matcha

Amazing Black Bean Burgers with Matcha Basil Aioli

We’re intrigued.

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Vegetarian Ventures

Green Matcha Sangria

Matcha mojitos = totally overdone.

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Oh How Civilized

Matcha Stovetop Popcorn

We can’t wait for movie night.

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The Flavor Bender

Creamy Matcha Panna Cotta with Passion Fruit Mango Compote

Presenting the most interesting way to bake with green tea.

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Snixy Kitchen

Gluten-Free Tempura Asparagus with Matcha Salt

Smoked salt was so two years ago.

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Mind Body Green

Anti-Inflammatory Bowl

It has a coconut-matcha jeweled rice base.

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Princess Gnocchi

Matcha Gnocchi with Ginger, Orange Butter and Butternut Squash

Pull out all the stops.

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Thirsty for Tea

Warm Salmon Flake and Asparagus Salad with Matcha Vinaigrette

Tip: Use the thinnest asparagus you can find.

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A Couple Cooks

Scrambled Eggs with Matcha and Lime

Easy enough to whip up on a weekday, fancy enough for Sunday brunch.

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