Miso is one is one of my favourite ingredients to cook with. It’s made from fermented soy which means it’s full of umami and packs a bold, salty, slightly cheesy flavour. I use it to help build the depth of flavour in recipes like Nacho “Cheesel Dip and Spicy Miso Ramen, but I also enjoy it paired with sweet flavours for that nice salty-sweet contrast. This is where Maple-Miso Dressing comes into play.
Salty, savoury miso is enhanced even further by the addition of sweet maple syrup. We also add tahini for even more depth of flavour, rice vinegar and lemon juice for tang, and mustard to emulsify. Everything gets tossed into a blender and processed until smooth. Easy peasy.
In fewer than 5 minutes you have a sweet, tangy, salty, creamy dressing to use for whatever your heart desires. I personally like mine poured generously over Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls, but it would go great with salads, or as a dip for chips or French fries. I really hope you’ll give this recipe a try! Drop me a line in the comments to let me know what you think, and don’t forget to leave a rating! You can also tag your creations on Instagram with #whoneedssalad. Happy cooking!
- ¼ cup white miso paste
- ¼ cup warm water
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp mustard
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until silky smooth and no lumps remain. Use as salad dressing, to dip vegetables, or on Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls.