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Natto Recipe for Beginners

This is a recipe for people who don't like natto. Natto is an ultra-healthy superfood. But many people say it's an acquired taste. I hope this simple and easy recipe, which masked the taste and smell of plain natto, will help you learn to love eating it!
Prep Time 4 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 people


  • 2 packages natto
  • ½ or 1 avocado
  • 5-8 cherry tomatoes


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp French dijon mustard

Optional (Advanced)

  • 1 raw egg yolk*


  • Cut avocado into bite-sized chunks inside it's skin. Set aside.
    cut avocado inside skin
  • On a cutting board, cut cherry tomatoes into halves or bite-sized chunks. Set aside in a bowl.
    cut cherry tomatoes into bite-sized chunks
  • Open the packages of natto. Using a spoon, or chopsticks, scoop natto into a bowl.
    remove sticky natto from styrofoam package
  • With a spoon, scoop avocado out of its shell with a spoon. Add to the bowl.
    add avocado chunks to natto
  • Add cherry tomatoes.
  • Gently mix ingredients together with chopsticks or a spoon.
    mix natto with tomato and avocado


  • In a small bowl, combine the mustard, balsamic vinegar, and extra virgin olive oil.*
  • Mix the dressing with a spoon or chopsticks.
  • Pour dressing on top of natto, avocado, and cherry tomatoes.
    pour olive oil dressing on natto
  • Optional: remove the whites from a raw egg.
    raw egg in shell over natto
  • Add yolk on top.*
    raw egg on top of natto in bowl


*It's normal and safe to eat raw egg in Japan. In your home country, please consult with an expert before consuming raw egg because of the risk of salmonella. 
*Adjust the amount of olive oil, vinegar, and mustard to your taste. I prefer extra mustard.
Keyword Asian, breakfast, fermented, Japanese, natto, sidedish, soybeans, superfood
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