Thursday, 24 October 2013

Miso Honey Salad Dressing


I have to credit my mum for introducing me to salads. I love salads! When I am at a buffet, I will check out the salad station first. I'll get my proteins, cooked vegetables and whatnot and then get salads for seconds. And thirds. And if I have room (I usually do wink! wink!) then I'll have desserts.



Miso is an ingredient that I would love to have in a salad dressing and there are countless recipes on the internet. There are so many that I got tired of looking at them. I tried a miso dressing at The Salad Bar but it was so, so, salty.  I did not like the flavour combination.



Since it is soya beans galore on this month's LTU, I bought a tub of red miso from Aeon. The last time I bought miso years ago (I can't even remember what I used it for) I did not manage to finish the whole tub before the expiry date. What a waste.



So time for another bout of PH's research and development. Sometimes I like putting stuff together and when I am lucky, something nice comes out of it :) I put together miso, brown rice vinegar, honey, garlic, ginger and a hint of sesame oil. Boil it for a few minutes and guess what? Something nice did happen. The dressing was sweet, sour and salty and I loved the aroma. Just before tossing the salad, I added grapeseed oil to the dressing. It was perfect for me. Here is the recipe if you would like to try and please adjust according to your taste.










Miso Honey Salad Dressing
Recipe source : Phong Hong's concoction
(This recipe makes 4 servings)

Ingredients :
- 1 heaped tablespoon red miso
- 1 tablespoon soya sauce
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 cloves garlic, finely pounded
- 1/2 inch ginger, finely pounded
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 250ml brown rice vinegar

Method :
1. Mix all the above ingredients in a saucepan.
2. Bring to a boil and simmer for a few minutes.
3. Taste and adjust accordingly.
4. Cool the dressing and pour in a jar. Store in the fridge until needed.
5. Before serving, pour amount needed into a bowl and add grapeseed oil or any neutral tasting vegetable oil. Whisk to mix the dressing.

Note : 

1. I mixed 4 tablespoons of dressing with 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil.
I tried using olive oil but I find that the taste clashes with the miso. Did not taste good to me.

2. This dressing keeps for 2 weeks in the fridge.



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This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by Mich of Piece of Cake.

52 comments:

  1. I love reading your recipes and about your cooking experiences:) Never tried miso, by the way

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    1. Thanks, Ola! If you can get your hands on miso, try this dressing :)

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  2. This is interesting! Miso salad dressing... I love miso and I love salad too... Gonna try this. Thanks!

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    1. Victoria, I have a feeling you will like this dressing!

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  3. Hi Phong Hong, I still have my Miso from Japan. I can definitely use it for this salad.

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    1. Kimmy, since you have miso I hope you will try this dressing. I am quite sure you will like it.

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  4. Miso salad dressing has never crossed my mind. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Cheah, please try it. I loved it a lot!

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  5. Honey? Oooo...I think I'd love this!

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  6. Phong hong it never come to my mind that you can use miso as part of salad dressing I only use it for soup you are very clever you can twist and turn and mix different ingredients together and make it turn out to be yummy have got a lot to learn from you Pandai mu ni

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    1. Terima kasih banyok-banyok! I just had to find some use of the miso before it is wasted.

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  7. Dear PH,Miso can eat without cooking oh! I have never heard that. i Must try it out, Your Salad Dressing looks great~ yum...yum...yum....

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    1. Yah, actually no need to boil the dressing but I wanted to keep it longer without spoiling. And I find that heating the dressing makes it taste nicer.

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  8. I have just seen lena's miso pasta, and now your miso salad....both will compliment each other:) This looks pretty healthy!

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    1. Jeannie, I want to try Lena's pasta. Agree that it will go well with this salad.

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  9. Love your bright and colourful salad. Love the miso dressing too. Thumbs up!

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  10. So colorful and apetitising salad.

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    1. Yes, it is colorful isn't it? Colorful veges make me hungry :)

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  11. A very healthy and colourful salad and great dressing to go with it.

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  12. Sedap nampak tu...courier some over pls

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    1. Hah! Hah! Nanti courier man makang habis :)

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  13. This salad is so healthy, may I have 1 bowl?

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    1. Jozelyn, 2 bowls for you hee..hee....!

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    1. It is delicious, sweet, sour, salty and nice smell :)

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  15. The flavour combination for your salad dressing sounds nice and appetizing ;)

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    1. Thanks, Yen! I loved the combination. Made my salad so tasty.

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  16. nampak sungguh menarik.Warna warni.Kena cuba ni :)

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  17. Hi Phong Hong, thank you for your kind, and caring words of support. (I did leave a reply for you on my previous post)
    Your miso salad dressing is perfect, and has just the right amount of sweetness, spice, and acidity.
    Wonder if I can use green miso; can't seem to find red miso here (I would have to search online for the red miso)
    Have a wonderful weekend! xo

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    1. Hi Elisabeth! You need not thank me for my support, my friend! It is what comes naturally. I would imagine that green miso or white miso would work just as well. It certainly is a dressing different from what I usually do and I love it!

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  18. I can finish that whole bowl for lunch dear

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    1. Vimitha, glad you love salad. Very healthy stuff!

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  19. Hi Phong Hong,
    I could finish that plate of salad! I have never tried miso dressing before in salad, sounds very good to me!

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    1. Hi Joyce! I hope that you try this miso dressing. I am very sure that you would love it as much as I do!

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  20. The other day i gotten a special and nice miso dressing recipe but have yet to try out..I also love this type of miso dressing for salad.

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    1. Sonia, I hope you try and share the special and nice miso dressing recipe. I want more recipes using miso because got a lot leftover.

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  21. Phong Hong, this type of salad i love too. ha... if i go buffet i also looking for the salad first.

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    1. xing hui, good for you! Choose healthy food :)

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  22. I love your salad with the delicious miso sauce!

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  23. The dressing sounds delicious! I've never used brown rice vinegar nor red miso before... I'll look out for these next time!

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    1. Hi Fern! Yes, do try it. The brown rice vinegar is very fragrant.

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  24. looking at your salad, it reminds me that i shld go on a diet and eat light! you know, i was just telling a friend today that my pants are getting tighter!

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    1. Lena, I should eat salads more often too. My pants have been tight for a long time hah! hah!

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  25. Hi Phong Hong,
    Loving your honey miso salad. It's looks so colorful and refreshing!
    Lena and you remind me of my pant is getting tighter too :D
    mui

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    1. mui mui, I am sure you are a slim girl!

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  26. Hi Phong Hong,

    I like your miso salad dressing. Low fat and flavoursome! Perfect, isn't it?

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, it is one of my fav dressings now!

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