Bring some extra 'wow' factor into your salads with this miso salad dressing recipe. Although most popularly used for miso soup, miso paste can also be used to marinate meat and fish, or for sauces and dressings. Try out a little of this dressing with the salad that accompanies your next steak, and see how the miso flavour enhances the steak's umami flavour.
Start by peeling the fresh ginger first. The easiest way to peel ginger is to use a spoon to scrape off the outer layer.
Once your ginger is peeled, grate it into a paste using a grater or blend it with a food blender until there are no solid pieces remaining.
Now add the miso paste, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil to the ginger paste and mix it well together.
While you are mixing the ingredients, add a little water gradually until the dressing is at the right consistency. It is now ready to serve either as a dressing or even simply to dip some fresh vegetables in.
- You can use either red or white miso to make this dressing depending on which flavour you personally prefer. We like red miso for this recipe, but if you want to try it with a milder, slightly sweet taste, try white miso instead.
- Try adding a little salt, or even sugar to the dressing while you mix the ingredients to get the right flavour for your tastes.