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. Try this dressing on a salad of thinly sliced carrots, cucumbers, baby spinach, and sliced oranges. Change it up: Instead of using toasted sesame oil, opt for omega-3-rich walnut oil, which offers a nuttier flavor. Also experiment with exchanging sherry vinegar for the rice vinegar.
Tofu, not mayonnaise, gives this dressing a silky texture without the extra saturated fat. The cilantro-lime flavor makes it a perfect accompaniment for Latin-inspired dishes like fish or chicken tacos; simply add shredded cabbage or radishes on top.
We suggest pairing this garlicky dressing with mixed greens such as Boston lettuce and watercress, or drizzling it over grilled tofu or chicken for a light yet satisfying meal. If you prefer a milder dressing, cut back the garlic to two teaspoons. Recipe adapted from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.