Sweet Miso Ginger Dressing

This Sweet Miso Ginger Dressing is so delicious and refreshing when paired with a salad or used as a marinade. All you need is 5 minutes, and a few ingredients that when combined make one tasty dressing recipe!

Sweet Miso Ginger Dressing is an easy Japanese ginger dressing. Now you can make your favorite miso ginger dressing at home with a handful of ingredients! #misogingerdressing #gingersaladdressing www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Sweet Miso Ginger Dressing is an easy Japanese style ginger dressing. Now you can make your favorite miso ginger dressing at home with a handful of ingredients!

This ginger salad dressing is perfect for salads, grilled vegetables or even as a marinade for chicken, fish, or beef!

Sweet Miso Ginger Dressing is an easy Japanese ginger dressing. Now you can make your favorite miso ginger dressing at home with a handful of ingredients! #misogingerdressing #gingersaladdressing www.savoryexperiments.com

One of my favorite things to eat when we go out to a Japanese restaurant is the crisp salad smothered in a tangy ginger salad dressing.

It starts my meal out perfectly and makes my taste buds scream thank you. I love that I can make this at home and have it ready to go when I’m ready to use it!

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Sweet Miso Ginger Dressing is quite possibly one of the most addictive and easy homemade salad dressings you will ever make. Sweet and tangy flavors complement nearly every flavor combination.

What is miso exactly? Miso is a fermented product made from soy bean paste, a grain of some sort (think rice or barley,) salt, and koji which is the fermenting element.

Not all miso is the same. This is all based on what grain is used, what koji is used, etc. They can be smooth or chunky kind of like peanut butter. Their flavor is generally salty which is why they are used for seasoning recipes in Japan and provides that elusive fifth taste element, umami.

Sweet Miso Ginger Dressing is an easy Japanese ginger dressing. Now you can make your favorite miso ginger dressing at home with a handful of ingredients! #misogingerdressing #gingersaladdressing www.savoryexperiments.com

Paired with zesty and spicy ginger, rice wine vinegar, and a touch of sugar and you have a balanced and delicious combination. Interestingly enough miso has been used in Japanese cooking as far back as the eighth century.

Sweet Miso Ginger Dressing is an easy Japanese ginger dressing. Now you can make your favorite miso ginger dressing at home with a handful of ingredients! #misogingerdressing #gingersaladdressing www.savoryexperiments.com

White miso paste used to be hard to find outside of specialty markets, but many grocery stores now carry it. Look for the tubs in the refrigerated section.

Sweet Ginger Salad Dressing

They are often found near the other fermented items like kimchi. If all else fails, you can easily order it online.

You can serve Sweet Miso Ginger Dressing on salads or use it as a marinade for chicken, fish, pork or beef. I also like to drizzle mine on grilled vegetables to give them a little something extra.

If you are using it for cooking, remember it carries quite a bit of salt on it’s own so be careful when seasoning.

The possibilities are endless with this dressing! Two of my favorite salads to serve Miso Ginger Dressing on are Skirt Steak Salad and Crab Avocado Salad.

Skirt Steak Salad - an easy and healthy dinner solution that uses 6 ingredients and a simple homemade miso ginger dressing. The only steak salad recipe you need! #steaksaladrecipe #skirtsteaksalad www.savoryexperiments.com

I like to make mine ahead of time and put it in my handy dandy homemade salad dressing bottle. It will stay good refrigerated for up to a week.

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Sweet Miso Ginger Dressing is an easy Japanese ginger dressing. Now you can make your favorite miso ginger dressing at home with a handful of ingredients! #misogingerdressing #gingersaladdressing www.savoryexperiments.com
Sweet Miso Ginger Dressing is an easy Japanese ginger dressing. Now you can make your favorite miso ginger dressing at home with a handful of ingredients! #misogingerdressing #gingersaladdressing www.savoryexperiments.com

Sweet Miso Ginger Dressing

4.41 from 25 votes
Sweet Miso Ginger Dressing is an easy salad dressing perfect for salads, grilled vegetables or even as a marinade for chicken, fish or beef.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4

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Instructions

  • Put all ingredients into a bowl and whisk away until smooth.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition

Calories: 77 kcal, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 5 g, Sodium: 158 mg, Potassium: 8 mg, Sugar: 1 g, Iron: 0.1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 77
Course: Condiment, Salad
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: ginger salad dressing, miso salad dressing
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    This sounds much closer to the stuff I’ve had at our favorite Japanese restaurant. The NYT recipe has yogurt and hot pepper– no, just no. This is simpler, and the ratios sound right, and the flavor should be spot on. I’ll roll with this next time.

  2. 5 stars
    I love this! I thinned it out with a bit of water so it “flowed” a bit more freely for salad dressing. I think it would be amazing as a marinade for chicken….

    1. Hi Barb, thank for coming back to let us know! Funny thing- I made this dressing yesterday too after many years. Served it on a crab and avocado salad. 🙂

    1. Hi Marianne, sorry to hear that. Miso is a fairly umami flavor- what would you have done differently to make it not boring?