This umami packed miso vinaigrette makes an amazing salad dressing as well as a delicious marinade. A quick and easy recipe that will step up your salad game today.
Homemade salad dressings are just so much better tasting and better for you. Far less additives and other unpronounceable ingredients.
Vegetables are often forgotten about in many meals or straight up disliked by the children (and adults as well for that matter), but adding an amazing dressing changes the game.
Make this miso vinaigrette for your next salad dressing and you’re sure to be wanting more.
First off, you’ll need
Ingredients for miso vinaigrette:
- ¼ cup avocado oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon red miso
- 1 tablespoon shoyu
- 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon finely diced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon grated peeled ginger
- Olive oil or any other mild flavor oil
- Fresh lemon juice is the best. If you can’t find fresh lemon juice you can always use bottled lemon juice. You can also use lime.
- White miso
- For the gluten free folks: swap out shoyu for tamari and use white miso.
- For the vegans: swap out honey for another sweetener of your choice.
What is miso?
Miso is a Japanese seasoning made from fermented soybeans. There are a variety of colors and flavors. The colors vary depending on the fermentation time as well as the other added ingredients.
Types of miso:
- Red miso is made by fermenting soybeans with barley or some other grain. The fermentation time is longer than white or yellow miso. This type of miso has a strong flavor. Be careful not to overwhelm milder dishes with this variety of miso.
- White miso is made by fermenting soybeans and rice. It’s flavor is more mild than red miso and is slightly sweet.
- Yellow miso is another mild variety of miso that is fermented with rice or barley. It is fermented slightly longer than white miso and can come in shades of yellow to light brown.
- There are other types of miso defined by their flavor and/or region and you can read more about it here.
Where can I find miso?
Miso can be found in the Aisan aisle in most grocery stores.
What is a vinaigrette?
A vinaigrette is made by mixing oil with some type of acid. Flavor enhancers can be added to the mix as well.
What goes well with a miso vinaigrette?
An obvious choice is adding this to a delicious salad. You can also use this as a marinade for meats, drizzle over roasted/broiled veggies, or toss with noodles.
My favorite salad to make with this includes:
- Spring salad mix
- Won ton chips
- Honey roasted slivered almonds
- Dried cranberries
How to store miso vinaigrette?
This is best stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. A mason jar works well.
Can you make this ahead?
Totally. It keeps well in the refrigerator.
How long does miso vinaigrette last?
This will last one week in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Other miso recipes:
How to make a miso vinaigrette?
For the dressing: Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk until well combined.
Optionally: add all ingredients to a mason jar, cover with lid, and shake until well combined.
Quick and Easy Miso Vinaigrette
- For the dressing: Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk until well combined.
- Optionally: add all ingredients to a mason jar, cover with lid, and shake until well combined.
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