This full flavour Green Onion and Miso Salad Dressing will become your new BFF... and your go-to for all things green. I love this dressing. The flavour is bright and fresh, the miso giving it that rich unami you want from miso. And this recipe is made with no added fat, so pour it on, be generous!
I love this dressing on grain bowls too. Try it on this sushi salad.
I've been cut off. I'm not allowed to buy any more cookbooks (my husband saw my list). So I've visited the library alot lately. I finally got my hands on Isa Chandra Moskowitz's Appetite for Reduction. There are so many yummy things in here that I just can't wait to try. But I must share this. The BEST salad dressing ever!! Green Onion -Miso Vinaigrette.
I've never been a ranch dressing kind of person. And while I love a basic balsamic vinaigrette (I also made Isa's and it is low-fat and incredible too!), I get really excited when my salad dressing has depth and unexpected flavours all over the place - the miso gives the dressing "that" flavour -- that indescribable "I have to eat more of this stuff" flavour. So I am hooked.
This dressing is a pretty green colour and is suggested on top of a sushi inspired salad - edamame, greens, brown rice, avocado and cucumber, like this one! But is also amazing as a dip for raw snap peas.
For the really adventurous - I would totally consider adding some wasabi powder to the dressing for a little more zip if you are so inclined towards zippy things.
This is a no-added fat dressing! So really, it is good for you and you can feel free to drizzle and dredge everything in it.
Most dressings use oil to hold the ingredients together, so they emulisfy and stay creamy. There is required ratio of oil and vineagar used generally to accomplish this.
In this dressing, the miso that helps with the elmusification! It's majic really. And because of the miso you don't need oil. The dressing will not separate and will stick to your veggies too.
Sesame oil is used in this recipe, but for flavour only. You just need a couple of teaspoons to get that signature toasted sesame flavour and fragrance. So good.
Besides salads, more places to enjoy this miso dresssing:
- with fresh, raw veggies as a dip
- A dipping sauce for these lettuce wraps
- Poured on top of brown rice or on top of a buddha bowl
This dressing will keep 3-4 days in a covered container in the refrigerator. So it's great for meal prep. Give it try!
More miso recipes!
Green Onion Miso Salad Dressing
- ¼ cup miso I like white miso for this recipe
- 1-½ cups green onions 4-5 green onions, white and green parts, roughly chopped
- 3 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp toasted sesame oil dark toasted sesame oil is used for flavour, do not use un-toasted sesame oil
- ½ cup water or more for desired consistency
- Add all ingredients into a blender and blend at high speed until completely smooth and creamy. Add more water,a tablespoon at at time if you would like a thiner consistency.