Miso is a thick fermented soybean paste with a salty, slightly sweet flavor. It adds loads of savory depth to soups, stir-fries, dressings, and more. Most people first encounter this unique ingredient in Japanese restaurants where miso soup is a popular starter dish for sushi dinners. Look for it in the refrigerated part of the produce section or with the dairy products, or substitute soy sauce. Try one of these delicious ideas for how to use this exciting ingredient.