Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Miso Maple Dressing

I love salads, but I rarely (ok, never) make homemade dressings.  It's probably one of the easiest things to make from scratch, but it's also just as easy to buy a ready-made bottle from the store. :)  In any case, I decided that it was time to try out a dressing recipe (and also use up my white miso paste, which is close to its expiration date). 

(Adapted from the miso-sesame dressing recipe by The Food Network)

Makes about 1 cup of dressing

1/2 cup white miso paste
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons tamari (or soy sauce)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons avocado oil (or other vegetable or nut oil)
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together well.  (or place ingredients in a large bottle or jar and shake, shake, shake)

How easy was that?  I had the dressing over a chopped kale, bell pepper, and tempeh salad.  It was utterly delightful.  I guess the hard part here is just making sure you have all the ingredients.  If you want a creamier version of this, you can add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of silken tofu and mix everything well in a blender.  I didn't want to wash more dishes, so I passed on the silken tofu this time around.  But next time, it's on.

Enjoy! :)