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Sesame-Miso Salad Dressing


Try this dressing on a salad of thinly sliced carrots, cucumbers, baby spinach, and sliced oranges.

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  • Yield: Makes 1 cup

Source: Body+Soul, September 2007


  • 3 tablespoons white miso
  • 3 tablespoons white or brown rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light-brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons spicy toasted sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup plain (not toasted) sesame oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 scallion, minced


  1. In a medium bowl whisk together miso, vinegar, sugar, and toasted sesame oil until smooth. Whisk in orange juice. In a steady stream, slowly whisk in the plain sesame oil until smooth. Stir in scallion.

Cook's Notes

A staple for many Asian-style meals, miso is both tasty and good for you: The fermented soybean paste contains zinc, manganese, copper, and vitamin B12.

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