Miso dressing is a versatile sauce that adds a flavorful punch to any dish. It’s a great way to incorporate more miso into your diet.
A few months ago, I bought miso paste to make this (incredibly delicious, you must try it soon!) miso glazed salmon. And then it got pushed to the back of the fridge…
This would be the death of most items in the fridge but not miso paste! This stuff lasts months in the fridge. Note: be sure you always use a clean spoon to scoop it out so you don’t contaminate the miso paste.
Luckily, I found this delicious recipe for Miso Brown Rice Salad. That triggered the lightbulb in my head that remembered I had miso paste in my fridge! Yessss
Fun fact: miso dressing is not photogenic. I could not get it to look very pretty, but please don’t judge a dressing by its looks.
This dressing is indescribably good. I say indescribable because the flavors are hard to put into words. If you’ve ever had miso soup, you’ll know what I mean. Miso has such an interesting flavor that you just need to try it to understand.
What is miso? Miso is a soy bean paste that is fermented with rice, barley or other grains. It is fermented for 3 months up to 3 years. Don’t let the term “fermented” scare you away; miso adds great flavor to your meals. If you are looking for variety in your meals, then you need to bring more miso into your life.
Why more miso? Well, miso is great and not just because it adds a unique flavor. Since miso is fermented, it is packed with beneficial bacteria that aid in digestion (i.e. probiotics). Miso is full of vitamins & minerals including copper, manganese, and Vitamin K. It also has phytonutrients, including antioxidants, phytosterols, and soy isoflavones.
White miso (the kind used in this recipe) is lighter since it is fermented for a shorter period of time. As a general rule of thumb, the darker the miso, the longer the fermentation process and the more intense the flavor. If you are just starting out with miso, I recommend white miso. I also think it’s the easiest to find at most grocery stores.
This miso dressing is quite versatile and adds a flavorful punch to any dish. I’ll be posting a few more recipes this week to pair your miso dressing with, but some of my favorite ways to enjoy this dressing is to add it with your sushi, served with tuna, or even tossed with cooked chicken.
This miso dressing changes a boring salad into a delicious one and can make any meal more exciting. It’s a great way to start incorporating more miso into your life.
What You'll Need:
- 4 TBSP + 1 tsp white miso
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 3 TBSP rice wine vinegar
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2 TBSP water
How to Make It:
Whisk together all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until use.
Keeps for about 1-2 weeks, tightly covered, in the fridge.
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