16 Surprising Ways to Cook with Miso

You’re probably familiar with miso from that Styrofoam cup of soup that came with your takeout sushi. But the traditional Japanese ingredient (made from fermented soybeans) is surprisingly versatile—and pretty good for you, too. (Think gut-friendly probiotics.) It can give almost any ho-hum meal a boost of umami flavor. Here are 16 recipes as proof.

5 Surprising Ways to Cook with Gochujang, Our Favorite Korean Condiment

Ginger Miso Acorn Squash With Toasted Pistachios

The miso brings out the squash’s natural sweetness.

Miso-roasted Brussels Sprouts

Even our favorite veggie can benefit from an umami boost.

Secret Ingredient Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

It sounds crazy, but the hint of salty miso adds a delicious layer of je ne sais quoi.

Chocolate for Basil

Miso Brown Sugar Cashew Buns

According to Coterie-member Jerrelle Guy, you can think of the flavor like salted caramel.

Get the recipe

Miso Chicken Noodle Soup

This twist on a classic (courtesy of Aida Mollenkamp) is full of gut-friendly probiotics.

Sheet Pan Miso Salmon And Spring Peas

A fast and healthy take on one of our go-to proteins.

A Better Happier St. Sebastian

Steak Salad With Grilled Ramps And Tomato Vinaigrette

Steak marinated in miso is a game-changer.

Get the recipe

Miso Smashed Cucumber And Green Bean Salad

Crunchy and refreshing, with a satisfyingly savory dressing.