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The Umami-Packed Sauce That Uses 2 Basic Ingredients
One easy, two ingredient umami-rich sauce involves miso paste and tahini. Miso paste is salty and tangy, while tahini is savory, nutty, earthy, and slightly bitter.
With miso paste and tahini blended, you'll have a sauce that is umami-rich with a blend of savory flavors and a creamy texture.
Feel free to experiment with ratios, but remember that miso paste is very concentrated and will go a long way, so you might want to use less miso paste than tahini.
Start with 3 tablespoons of tahini and 1 tablespoon of miso paste and adjust to your preferences. Add a quarter-cup of water and mix thoroughly to thin out the sauce.