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 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!
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!
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.
Let’s get down to brass tax. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More homemade salad dressings:
- Avocado Green Goddess Dressing
- Chestnut Dressing
- Roasted Jalapeno and Onion Dressing
- Dijon Lime Salad Dressing
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Sweet Miso Ginger Dressing
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