Ginger-Miso Salad Dressing

I’ve professed my love for homemade salad dressings on numerous occasions and I have made a few recently that were particularly delicious. The picture you see above is of a seared tuna salad with ginger-miso dressing, like one you would get a good Japanese restaurant. The work involved in this dressing mostly comes in the shopping for the ingredients! Otherwise, it’s pretty much a process of prepping the ingredients and throwing them in a food processor (or blender).  It can’t get much easier and you will love the way it tastes.

So the ingredients for this dressing may be a little unfamiliar to some. Above is miso paste, which I found at a local organic market. I don’t believe major grocery stores are carrying this product quite yet, but you should be able to find it at a market like Whole Foods or alike. You will also need rice vinegar and sesame oil for this recipe, so you may also seek out the ingredients at an Asian market.

Add all of the ingredients to a food processor or blender.

In the food processor is miso paste, rice vinegar, sesame oil, vegetable oil, ginger and carrots. Everything is roughly chopped so it takes all of a few minutes to get everything prepped and measured.


The carrots give this dressing it’s beautiful orange color. Blend until it’s rather smooth. It will have a little chunkiness to it.

We used this dressing on seared tuna salads. It was excellent!

We loved it!


Recipe for ginger-miso dressing


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