Miso paste is an amazing ingredient to keep in your kitchen. Not only can you use it to make delicious miso broths, but you can also make delicious sauces, marinades, and dips with it! If you have a tub of miso paste in your fridge or are considering picking one up from the store, check out these delicious recipes that use miso paste! There’s everything from miso soup to cheesy pasta. You are going to love these vegan recipes using miso paste!

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1. Miso Greens Soup

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Source: Miso Greens Soup

This Miso Greens Soup by Katie Koteen is a necessity during the holiday season—the perfect soothing meals for days you don’t feel like eating heavy foods. Added bonus: It’s ridiculously quick and easy to make. Keep in mind that boiling miso kills all the good digestive helpers it contains. For this reason, this soup doesn’t reheat that well, but the recipe halves easily if you want to avoid any waste.   Reprinted with permission from Frugal Vegan by Katie Koteen and Kate Kasbee, Page Street Publishing Co. 2017. Photo credit: Allie Lehman

2. Miso Beetroot Hummus

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Source: Miso Beetroot Hummus

A Japanese-Mediterranean fusion marked by vibrant colors — who knew miso and beetroot would come together to make the perfect hummus? It’s so addictively rich and umami! Miso is honestly the ultimate magic ingredient. Its paste-like consistency not only helps bind everything together, but has a salty, umami flavor that will add depth and meatiness to pretty much anything. If you haven’t been adding miso to your vegan dishes, you are seriously missing out! Try out this Miso Beetroot Hummus by George Lee!


3. Chickpea Miso Noodle Soup

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This Chickpea Miso Noodle Soup by Kris Dee | Mostly Domestic comes together in 30 minutes or less, making it perfect for weeknight dinner!


4. Blueberry Turnovers With Maple Miso Glaze

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Source: Blueberry Turnovers With Maple Miso Glaze

These warm Blueberry Turnovers With Maple Miso Glaze by Heather Poire are like little pockets of happiness. This particular one is filled with delicious blueberry jam and topped with a unique maple miso drizzle and slivered almonds. They’re fluffy, soft, and go perfectly with a cup of rooibos tea.


5. Sweet Potato Miso Soup

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Source: Sweet Potato Miso Soup

Each miso will produce subtly different results but brown and white miso paste would make fine substitutes. At a Japanese restaurant in Brixton a few years ago there’s a fantastic sweet potato, simply baked and split open before being filled with the most wonderful miso butter. This soup is that potato in a vegan soup form, making it perfect for a filling, nourishing autumn meal. You’ll love this Sweet Potato Miso Soup by Rachel Phipps!

6. Garden Picnic Pasta Salad With Veggies, Herbs, and Orange-Miso Tahini Dressing

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Source: Garden Picnic Pasta Salad With Veggies, Herbs, and Orange-Miso Tahini Dressing

This Garden Picnic Pasta Salad With Veggies, Herbs, and Orange-Miso Tahini Dressing by The Whole Foods Diet is a creamy umami bomb of earthy deliciousness that’s perfect for dinner or lunch — and for leftovers the next day! Pasta is tossed with shredded kale, blanched broccoli and zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and plenty of fresh herbs, then topped with a simple, healthy, and citrus-y dressing. It’s easy to prepare and can be done the day before so it’s ready to go when you want.

7. Miso Soup With Vegetables

Miso Soup With Vegetables

Source: Miso Soup With Vegetables

The color of miso can vary from light yellow, good to use in a sweet miso soup during warm weather, to a deep dark brown with earthy tones and hearty flavor, which can be cooked with cubed root vegetables, wakame sea vegetable, and dark leafy greens during the colder months. This Miso Soup With Vegetables by Judy Moosmueller is so good!


8. Miso-Turmeric Glazed Eggplant With Spicy Chickpeas

Miso-Glazed Eggplant With Spicy Chickpeas

Source: Miso-Turmeric Glazed Eggplant With Spicy Chickpeas

This easy and simple eggplant-based dish is exploding with flavor and color with the vibrant, fiery hue of fresh turmeric, rocket-red smoked paprika, lush green onion, and neon-red Thai chilis. Eggplants are halved and doused in a miso-turmeric glaze, then topped with wicked spicy chickpeas and chopped candied nuts. Serve this as a main dish or as a small plate, and double up on the glaze if you think you want a little extra for drizzlin’, dippin’ or putting on other things. You can never have too much sauce on this Miso-Turmeric Glazed Eggplant With Spicy Chickpeas by Wicked Healthy!

9. Brussels Sprouts with Miso Sesame Sauce

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Source: Brussels Sprouts with Miso Sesame Sauce

Tender, yet crunchy Brussels sprouts are finished with a delicious miso sesame sauce. These Brussels Sprouts with Miso Sesame Sauce by Rouxbe make a wonderful side or center!

10. Hearty and Simple Ramen


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For those colder days that you are craving soup, try out this Hearty and Simple Ramen by Natasa Christofidou!

11. Tofu Sheet Pan Meal With “Cheezy” Miso Tahini Sauce

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Source: Tofu Sheet Pan Meal With “Cheezy” Miso Tahini Sauce

Simple one-pan vegan meal with tofu, vegetables, and “cheezy” no-cheese miso tahini sauce. Serve over quinoa or by itself for an easy and filling weeknight dinner. Usually, one-pan vegan meals call for chickpea, veggies, and seasonings. This one, however, incorporates cubed tofu as a source of protein. The tofu browns beautifully alongside the veggies here for a protein-packed entree that’s ideal for meal prep and busy weeknight dinners. A simple dried rosemary and thyme blend keeps things cozy, fragrant, and perfectly seasoned. The trick to achieving even baking with all of the different vegetables and textures in this meal is to spread the contents between two baking sheets. Serve the roasted veggies over quinoa for even more protein or by itself for a full meal. Don’t forget the optional drizzle of “cheezy” miso tahini sauce! It’s the cherry on top of this one-pan vegan meal! You have to try this Tofu Sheet Pan Meal With “Cheezy” Miso Tahini Sauce by Lauren Kirchmaier!

12. Heart-Healthy Burger

Heart-Healthy Burger

Source: Heart-Healthy Burger

Store-bought veggie burgers are convenient, but they are not as wholesome as the ones you can make at home. Not all packaged veggie burgers are made the same. Some contain a long list of ingredients, many of which are unrecognizable — a sign that the product is highly processed. Hearty, satisfying, and flavor-packed, this homemade Heart-Healthy Burger by Julie Zimmer, whether cooked on the grill or in a frying pan, can hold its shape. Crispy on the outside, soft and textured on the inside, the black beluga lentils give the patty that grainy texture.

13. Bomb Sauce

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Source: Bomb Sauce

Instead of ketchup. Better than barbecue sauce. To give a boost to marinara. For dipping french fries or tots. To dress up a sandwich. As a glaze for tofu or grilled portobello mushrooms. To dunk tortilla chips. To make the BEST tempeh sloppy joes. As you can see, this umami-loaded Bomb Sauce by Umami Bomb, Raquel Pelzel goes with everything. Be sure to read the label on your Worcestershire sauce to make sure it doesn’t contain anchovies!

14. Gluten-Free Mushroom Gravy and Mashed Potatoes

Gluten-Free Mushroom Gravy

Source: Gluten-Free Mushroom Gravy and Mashed Potatoes

Who doesn’t crave the comforts of vegan mashed potatoes and gravy during the winter months? This Gluten-Free Mushroom Gravy and Mashed Potatoes by Robin Browne has all the feels of regular gravy except it’s totally vegan. The gravy is herb-packed, creamy, and rich in flavor.

15. Cheesy Broccoli Pasta

Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Pasta

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If you are going to have pasta, this Cheesy Broccoli Pasta by Marina Yanay-Triner is the perfect version. Fat-free, protein-rich, and absolutely yummy-licious. Can you believe you can make a delicious cheese sauce from nutrient-rich oats?

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