Here’s a simple recipe for Miso-Sesame Dressing:
2 tablespoons white miso paste
2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2-4 tablespoons water (adjust for desired consistency)
Optional: crushed red pepper flakes for some heat
Optional: chopped green onions or sesame seeds for garnish
In a bowl, combine the white miso paste and tahini. Whisk them together until they are well combined and smooth.
Add in the rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey (or maple syrup), sesame oil, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Mix everything together thoroughly.
Gradually add water, one tablespoon at a time, while continuing to whisk. Add enough water to achieve your desired consistency. The dressing should be creamy but pourable.
If you like a little heat, you can add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes to the dressing and mix it in.
Taste the dressing and adjust the flavors to your preference. You can add more soy sauce for saltiness, more honey/maple syrup for sweetness, or more rice vinegar for tanginess.
Once the dressing is well balanced, transfer it to a jar or airtight container.
If desired, garnish the dressing with chopped green onions or sesame seeds.
Refrigerate the dressing for at least 30 minutes before using to allow the flavors to meld together.
Shake or stir the dressing well before using it on your salads, bowls, or other dishes.
Enjoy your homemade Miso-Sesame Dressing! It’s great for drizzling over salads, roasted vegetables, grain bowls, and more.