This miso salad dressing is a super easy way to make a simple salad really delicious. It can be tough to motivate yourself to make anything too special when you're making healthy vegan recipes just for yourself, but this dressing is one of my favorites and it's so easy. Miso is a fermented form of soy, so it's easily digestible and has a good proportion of protein and fat so that you don't need to use oil in this dressing.
While I was eating this quick vegan recipe, I thought that the juice of some ginger would have been really nice. Next time for me, but if you want add a touch of juiced or ground ginger.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Makes enough to dress 3-4 salads
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Hey guys! This is Heather from HealthyVeganRecipes.net. So today I am in dilemma that I hear about from you guys so often where I’m on my own, Phil’s at his parents and I’m back at home and I’m not terribly motivated to make anything special or fancy or anything like that. I want something just simple, healthy and fairly tasty.
So what I’m gonna show you is how I’m going to make my very simple salad a little bit more delicious by making a Miso dressing.
And I was talking to Phil’s sister by email last night and the topic of Miso came up, how much we both love it so I thought I would do that today.
And salad dressing is a great way to have Miso because the – any active culture that might be in there and the nutrients in Miso are destroyed by heating so you can either make it into a salad dressing or a sauce or if you’re making a Miso soup you might not want to heat that too much.
So, let’s see what I got here. So like I said this salad is really simple just some lettuce with some fresh cucumber and then I’ve got some zucchini and edamame beans that have just been slightly steamed in there. There’s just a little bit of water at the bottom so that they would steam and oil.
Then here we go! Miso comes as a paste like this; this is a rice base Miso, brown rice. I prefer that one, light flavour but it’s still nice and healthy and then to it I’m going to add some apple cider vinegar to soften it up, some tamari for saltiness and flavour, a little tiny bit of maple syrup to sweetened it up and also a even tinier bit of toasted sesame oil for flavour.
So, now all the liquids in there and I’m just trying to break up the Miso so that it’s nice and smooth in that dressing.
So Miso is also nice in a dressing because it has a good proportion of fat and protein so that you don’t really need some any oil in here, the sesame oil that I put in I really only put like the tiniest drop and it was for flavour.
So, great way to have a flavourful salad dressing and the tamari is just another version of soy sauce. Tamari usually means it’s been naturally fermented so I’d look for that but if you don’t have any tamari, soy sauce will work well.
Just be careful when you’re using any type of soy products, if it’s properly fermented that’s the best. So Miso is soy as well and I’ve actually got the edamame beans in here too so it’s some fresh soy as well some fermented.
So I’m gonna do is make sure there’s no water left on those zucchini and edamame beans and then I’m gonna toss this dressing in there and then scoop it over my salad.
Alright! I’ve got it drained and tossed with the dressing and actually I’ve made too much so I’ve got some leftover for tomorrow which is always the thing that happens when you’re alone, you’ll have leftovers.
So, toss that onto the salad, there’s a little bit of this dressing on there. For the rest back in here for tomorrow and last thing I’m gonna add are some sesame seeds I’ve got in here. It’s always nice to put it on top to making it pretty. Helps some when you buy yourself, when you have something pretty, makes it look like it taste better.
So, gonna try. Very nice! Very nice flavourful but very simple! Quick and easy!
And that’s about it! So you can head over to HealthyVeganRecipes.net to find that recipe and for those of you who are also cooking on your own, hope you have fun with it and enjoy your Miso.