Prior to our trip to Japan, I was never one to buy miso paste. What I learned though is that miso paste lasts close to forever (it is fermented), so you aren’t going to waste your money buying some for one recipe and then not using it again for a while.
Ginger Miso Dressing Recipe
I first purchased miso paste to make the super easy and authentic Miso Soup (that we learned how to cook on our trip—so fun). Afterward, I had the remaining tub of paste staring at me in the fridge and thought, “Why not come up with another simple way to use it?” So today I present to you…Easy Sesame Miso Ginger Dressing!
There’s just something delicious about those flavorful salad dressings you get out at Asian restaurants. It always seems (to me, at least) like something special that you don’t usually have—or think to make!—at home. Well, that’s such a shame because as long as you have a blender or food processor, this dressing is super simple to make and will hold up in your fridge for the rest of the week.
How to Make a Salad With Miso Dressing
This miso ginger dressing is a quick and easy ticket to an authentic tasting Japanese-inspired side dish or starter that’s perfect for lunch, or as an accompaniment! Ginger has long been used to clean the palate, so serving this bright and fresh tasting salad in between a soup and a main course might just be the best way to incorporate it into a large family meal for special occasions.
This ginger miso dressing recipe goes together in just about 10 minutes and makes excellent use of authentic Japanese ingredients like white miso paste and rice vinegar to create a versatile and delightful flavor! Below you’ll find our detailed recipe for making this miso salad dressing.
How to Bring it all Together With the Perfect Ingredients
For me, the key to eating more salads is a yummy dressing and also delicious toppings. I loved the hard boiled egg, red onion, and carrots on the salad pictured here. It was honestly the perfect combo. I hope this inspires you to try something new!