Easy Miso Sauce

I’ve tried a lot of foods and flavors, but miso is new to me.

What is miso? Basically, it is a Japanese seasoning made from fermented beans or grains.  The taste is unique and salty, and I think it takes a little getting used to, but I’m totally hooked.  Although I’m not vegan, I love finding sauces and flavors that can finish off a dish without adding cheese or a creamy, dairy based dressing.

For this dressing, I followed the directions on the miso container (I used Chickpea Miso instead of soy):

3 T miso paste + 3 T tahini + juice of a lemon + a little less than 1 C water

Whisk, heat, thicken, enjoy!

We’ve been eating a couscous/veggie/bean salad for lunches this week, and this miso dressing is a great flavor addition!

Do you have a favorite homemade sauce or dressing recipe?  Please share!

 

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One thought on “Easy Miso Sauce

  1. Miso soup is good too.
    One of my favorite dressing recipes is the classic french vinaigrette. 2 parts olive oil to 1 part vinegar — a lot of times I use a champagne vinegar; add some good quality dijon mustard and whisk it until it all mixes. Besides a salad this is good on raw vegetables. Or you can take out the dijon and squeeze in some orange juice and a little soy sauce; use this on a mandarin orange, red onion and spinach salad.

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