Sooo, I’m currently obsessed with miso butter. I put it on vegetables, I dream about it on steak or seafood and I wonder what else I can put it on. Can’t. Stop. Thinking. About. It.

Miso is one of those “weird” ingredients that might be a little scary, but I promise, it is an ingredient worth having around. Miso is typically soy beans that have been fermented, but there are other versions out there, like chickpea or brown rice. The flavor is salty and often described as umami. It gives a deep, rich flavor to vegetables, fish, meat, soup…pretty much anything.


Combining the miso with butter is ridiculously delicious. This is a twist on my Miso Butter Green Beans and I’m so glad I had some kale in the fridge when the miso-craving struck.

Try it, you won’t be disappointed. And if you don’t have any miso? Get yourself to the store. Please don’t make me obsess on my own!

Miso Butter Kale

by Emily Dingmann

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Keywords: saute gluten-free low-carb vegetarian kale


Ingredients (1-2 servings)

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp miso


Wash kale, remove stems and cut into thin ribbons.

Heat a large pan. Add butter and when melted, add the miso and stir or whisk until smooth.

Add kale to pan, stirring occasionally.

When kale has softened and wilted to desired consistency (about 5-10 minutes) remove from heat.

Eat warm, at room temperature or chilled.

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10 Comments (Reply )

  1. Faith @ The Cheap Girl's Guide to Chic
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    You come up with such awesome combinations! I’ve never actually cooked with miso – it’s just so dang expensive! Are you usually able to use up the whole container before it goes bad? What else do you like to make with it?


    • emily (a nutritionist eats)
      Oct 02, 2012 @ 10:23 am

      It lasts a REALLY long time! I have probably had mine for almost a year…you don’t need a ton of it so it does last. If you have an Asian Market, I would suggest buying it there. I make mugs of miso soup a lot in the winter and use it to flavor meat, seafood, veggies, etc.


  2. Mellissa
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    I love miso and have found the best place to get it is at an Asian market. So much cheaper there!


  3. Alysha @Shesontherun
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    I’ve never cooked with miso before. I do love miso soup at sushi places though.


  4. erin
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    I’ve never cooked with miso, so I definitely need to try it! Miso soup in the winter… yes, please!


  5. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    I love this idea! Keep the miso recipes coming- I’m really trying to get myself as obsessed with it as you are! :)


  6. Chelsea @ahintofhealthy
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    I’ve never tried miso! I need to get some and make this kale-it looks delicious!


  7. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Oct 03, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    I have never thought to add miso to kale — awesome!


  8. Amanda, RD- The Nutritionist Reviews
    Oct 03, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

    This sounds tasty and simple! Will have to try it.


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