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No-frills Miso Dressing

Recipe by Joy Belamarich and picture by James Ransom (

Prep time: 10 minutes

Yield: Enough for one big salad


· 3 tablespoons neutral oil (such as peanut, canola, vegetable, etc).

· 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar

· 2 teaspoons white miso

· 1/4 teaspoon (a drop) sesame oil

· 1/2 teaspoon honey or maple syrup

· 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce

To make the dressing: Combine the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth, adding a dash more vinegar or honey to taste. Feel free to spice it up with some Sriracha, a hit of hot pepper flakes, some grated fresh ginger or even a teaspoon of peanut butter.

Zuzh up your salad!

Vegetarian: Add a touch of salty cheese like feta or toasted pumpkin seeds for crunch

Non-vegetarian: Add grilled meat (chicken or steak) marinated in the same miso dressing

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