Cold MountainMellow White Miso
When I say everything in the title, I really mean everything! It's easy to discover a new way to use miso practically every other day. While it is a fermented soybean paste traditionally used in Japanese cuisine, it's perfect for adding that salty umami flavor to just about anything.
And since it is fermented, it's a natural source of probiotics that helps keep our gut happy. Miso's texture is similar to nut butters and it can be used immediately out of the package, with or without cooking.
I add it to mushrooms, salad dressings, pasta dishes, soups, and even pesto! Something to keep in mind is that miso is salty, so you want to make sure not to add too many additional salty ingredients, like soy sauce, to what you are preparing.