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Video Recipe: Savory Miso-Sesame Vinaigrette

This sweet and tangy dressing is complemented by the savory flavor of miso, a common ingredient in many Japanese dishes. It’s delicious with a green salad, but can be a “tasty topper” for just about any dish. Try it as a marinade for chicken or fish or served over your favorite Buddha bowl ingredients.

Prep Time: 5 minutes.

Cook Time: None.

Servings: 3.


  • 1/4 cup miso.
  • 2 tablespoons water.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar.
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil.


  1. Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2.  Chill before serving.

The salad in our video is a delightful mix of textures: creamy chickpeas, crisp red onion, spring greens, and crunchy pecans. Apple chips provide a gluten-free alternative to croutons and their sweetness is complimented by the savory tang of this dressing.

Miso is a paste made from fermented soybeans and is a key ingredient in Japanese cooking. It’s what gives miso soup its rich, salty flavor. The texture of miso similar to peanut butter. Because its fermented, miso is a natural source of healthy probiotics and can last up to a year or more in your fridge depending on the variety. You can find miso in most large grocery stores. Look for it in the produce section or in tubs near refrigerated tofu.

Sesame oil is popular for dressings and stir-fry because of its bold flavor, but remember that a little goes a long way! Look for an oil that is a deep brown color – it will have more flavor than a light oil.

  • Serving Size: 3 tablespoons.
  • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 120.
    • Total Fat: 7 g.
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g.
    • Trans Fat: 0 g.
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg.
    • Sodium: 860 mg.
    • Total Carbohydrates: 10 g.
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g.
    • Total Sugars: 5 g.
    • Added Sugars: 4 g.
    • Protein: 3 g.

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