Use Miso to Introduce Umami to Your Dishes

One ingredient, three ways

A bowl of miso sits beside a pot of tea.
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Health benefits of miso

Watercolor illustration of an aerial view of a serving tray with 2 bowls of food, a dipping bowl with sauce, & a plated fish.
Watercolor illustration of an aerial view of a serving tray with 2 bowls of food, a dipping bowl with sauce, & a plated fish.
Illustrations: Kaki Okumura

How to cook with miso

1. Miso soup

2. Miso-mayo dressing for summer vegetables

3. Saikyo miso-yaki marinade

Finesse what you have

A plastic bag with indistinct, reddish food. A label written in Japanese is attached to it.
A plastic bag with indistinct, reddish food. A label written in Japanese is attached to it.

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