Miso Sauce

5 from 7 votes
This simple miso sauce recipe is perfect for stir fry's! Rich with miso flavour, almond butter and tamari - it's umami rich! Enjoy drizzled over any veggies (pan-fried or roasted), with quinoa or rice.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
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Mar 6, 2023 (Last updated Nov 20, 2023) by Hannah Sunderani

Miso Sauce

This Miso Sauce is the ultimate multi purpose sauce to drizzle on all of your favorite buddha bowls, roasted veggies, stir frys, and crispy tofu. It’s made in just a couple of minutes with 4 nutritious ingredients. Whip this sauce up on Sunday for the ultimate meal prep and enjoy simple healthy eating all week long!

This Miso Sauce is…

  • Creamy
  • Packed with health benefits
  • Made with just 4 ingredients
  • Versatile
  • Perfect for meal prep
  • Sugar and preservative free
  • Ideal for gut health
  • Gluten-free

Ingredient Notes

all of the ingredients in separate bowls to showcase how to make this recipe. Included almond butter, tamari, miso and ginger.
  • Almond butter – The main ingredient in this multi purpose sauce is almond butter. It’s creamy, nutty, yet more neutral in flavour than nut butters such as peanut butter. For best results, use a runny almond butter that is easily pourable. If you are allergic to almonds, feel free to use peanut butter, cashew butter, or even a smooth tahini!
  • Tamari – Adds a strong savoury flavour and additional saltiness. If you are sensitive to sodium, try low-sodium tamari or if you are not gluten intolerant, soy sauce is a great alternative.
  • Miso – My favourite miso paste to use in this easy miso sauce recipe is white miso. It is the most mild flavoured miso and has a light sweetness to it. If you can’t find white miso paste in grocery stores near you, look for yellow miso paste. It is the second most mild miso, behind red miso. The type of miso you use will affect the final flavour, but all three are great options. Find the perfect fermented paste for you by learning more about each type of miso.
  • Ginger – A bit of fresh ginger adds spiciness and brightness that balances the healthy fats and umami flavour in this savoury sauce. I highly recommend use fresh ginger over dried – the flavour difference is unmatched!

How to Make Miso Sauce

Making homemade miso sauce is as easy as it sounds! Simply place the almond butter, tamari, miso paste, grated ginger, and water in a glass jar or small bowl and whisk until smooth and combined. Then, drizzle on your favorite savory recipe and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

using the miso sauce in a stir fry with vegetables and brown rice

This homemade sauce is incredibly versatile and can be used a number of ways. Here are a few of my favorite ways to use it up to help inspire you:

If you’d like to make your sauce slightly sweeter, add a small amount of liquid sweetener such as maple syrup or agave nectar. You can also add spiciness with a dash of red pepper flakes or sriracha. Don’t be afraid to customize to your taste buds!

Storage Instructions

When stored in an airtight glass jar or plastic container, this versatile sauce will keep for up to 1 week.

miso sauce in a glass jar with a spoon and a bit of miso in the right hand bottom corner.

Recipe FAQs

Is miso the same as soy sauce?

Although both miso and soy sauce are traditional Japanese seasonings made from soybeans and similar, these two ingredients are not the same. Miso is a thick paste made by fermenting soybeans with ingredient such as salt, rice koji and grains such as wheat, brown rice, or barley. It’s both salty and sweet and has great depth of flavour. Soy sauce on the other hand is a liquid made from fermented soy paste, wheat, and additional salt.

Is miso paste gluten-free?

It depends on the brand. As mentioned above, miso paste can be fermented with barley or wheat and these grains are not gluten-free. If you are celiac or gluten intolerant, always double check the label for a certified gluten-free label. The following brands are typically gluten-free: Hikari, Miso Master, Roland Miso Paste or Smart Miso.

Should I refrigerate miso paste?

Yes, miso paste should always be kept in the refrigerator. Because this ingredient is fermented and packed with probiotics, it is considered a “live” food, similar to kombucha or kimchi. In order to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying, it is important to store miso paste at its ideal temperature, below 20C or 68F. Miso paste can also be frozen for up to 2 months in an airtight container, if desired.

Is miso for you better than soy sauce?

Miso paste is more nutritious than soy sauce due to the fermentation process of miso paste. It is also lower in salt compared to low-sodium soy sauce, making it a great substitution for the salty liquid.

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Miso Sauce

5 from 7 votes
This simple miso sauce recipe is perfect for stir fry's! Rich with miso flavour, almond butter and tamari – it's umami rich! Enjoy drizzled over any veggies (pan-fried or roasted), with quinoa or rice.
Miso sauce recipe in bowl
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Serves 4 people (4 tbsp servings) – Makes 1 cup total



  • Whisk together almond butter, tamari, miso, freshly grated ginger and water until smooth. Drizzle over your favourite stir-fry's, cooked vegetables, tofu and rice dishes.


Miso sauce can be prepared in advance and will last for up to one week. Store in the fridge in a glass jar or air-tight container.
My favourite way to enjoy this miso sauce with with my Easy Veggie Stir Fry with Miso Sauce. It’s also delicious with cooked cauliflower, eggplant, sweet potato and tofu. Or, try it as a dip with fresh spring rolls or my crispy baked tofu.



Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 917mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. This was so easy to make and super delicious! I drizzled on black rice w tofu-it was so tasty! I doubled the fresh ginger and wow!

  2. So yummy! I drizzled over air fryer tofu, sautéed spinach, scallion, and brown rice. I’m already looking forward to eating my leftover sauce!