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This miso dressing is deliciously savory and sweet. Bursting with flavor, this restaurant-quality dressing takes less than 5 minutes to make! Pour it over virtually any salad for a tangy delight.

Miso Dressing With Salad

What Makes This Recipe So Good

  • It tastes identical to the stuff you’d order at a restaurant or buy pre-made at the grocery store. The best part though? It costs a fraction of the price when you make it yourself!
  • It’s incredibly versatile! You can play around with this recipe and make it your own. Add some red pepper for spice, sub lemon juice for rice vinegar for a citrusy addition, or really anything you’d like!
  • This miso dressing makes the perfect meal-prep addition! Prepare the recipe and store it in a mason jar or airtight container in your fridge. The dressing will stay good in the fridge for up to seven days.

Key Ingredients

Miso Paste – Made from fermented soybeans, miso paste not only tastes delicious but is good for you, too! It’s packed with probiotics for a healthy gut which can strengthen your immune system. Most of the flavor in this dressing comes from the miso paste. It’s deliciously rich and savory.

Rice Vinegar – This Asian-inspired recipe tastes best with rice vinegar. Though, if you don’t have any on-hand you could use apple cider vinegar or white vinegar instead.

Honey – This sweet touch helps to balance out the flavors of this dressing. It brings down the acidity and compliments the savory components. If you’d like to make this vegan, simply swap maple syrup for the honey.

Chef’s Tips

  • Don’t be shy when whisking! The miso dressing will appear separated at first, but with a little time and elbow grease it will all come together. You could also pulse everything in a blender or food processor for a couple of seconds, until it comes together.
  • If using fresh ginger, peel the skin off the ginger before grating it. Also, use the finest grater you have! We’re looking for a very finely minced ginger, so avoid any big chunks.
  • Add water if the miso dressing appears too thick. Work with just a tablespoon at a time, as to not water it down too much. Remember – you can always add more water, but you can’t take any away!
Miso Dressing

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Recipe By: Sam Guarnieri

Miso Dressing

Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes
This miso dressing is deliciously savory and sweet. Bursting with flavor, this restaurant-quality dressing takes less than 5 minutes to make! Pour it over virtually any salad for a tangy delight.
8 servings


  • Small bowl
  • whisk


  • ½ cup olive oil see Notes
  • 3 tablespoons miso paste
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar see Notes
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated, optional


  • Combine ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until smooth.
    Miso Dressing Process Photo 1
  • Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  • Olive Oil: I prefer olive oil, but any neutral tasting oil will work. Feel free to use avocado oil, sunflower oil, etc.
  • Rice Vinegar: The rice vinegar gives it that restaurant-quality flavor. If you don’t have rice vinegar, you can use apple cider vinegar or white vinegar instead.
  • Make it Vegan: Use maple syrup instead of honey!
Recipe yields approximately 1 cup (16 tablespoons) of dressing. Nutritional values shown reflect information for 2 tablespoons of dressing. Macros may vary slightly depending on the specific brands of ingredients used.

Approximate Information for One Serving

Serving Size: 2tablespoonsCalories: 141calProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 238mgPotassium: 16mgTotal Carbs: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gNet Carbs: 3gVitamin A: 6IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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