Dressing, Dips & Spreads

Miso Happy Salad Dressing

1 cup sesame or light vegetable oil
2-3 tablespoons cider or rice vinegar
2 tablespoons Sweet White Miso
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons honey or rice syrup (optional)
2-3 tablespoons water

In blender, mix on high speed all ingredients except oil.
With blender on medium speed, slowly add oil.
More water can be added if a thinner consistency is desired.

Miso Tahini Spread

1/4 cup tahini
2 tablespoons light miso
2 tablespoons water

Blend and enjoy! Spread on whole grain breads or crackers. Thin with water for a sauce to use over rice or other whole grains.

Creamy Tofu Dip

8 oz soft or silken tofu
2 tablespoons olive oil (or other light oil)
2 tablespoons Sweet White Miso
2 cloves garlic, minced
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Pinch sea salt
2 tablespoons chives finely chopped (parsley or scallions may also be used)

In blender or food processor mix all ingredients, except chives, until smooth. Blend in chives by hand. Refrigerate 2-3 hours before serving for best flavor. Try adding various seasonings below or create your own.
Avocado: 1 well-ripened avocado, peeled, seeded, and mashed.
Herb: 1/2-1 teaspoon fresh or dried herbs.
Curry: 1/2 teaspoon curry powder.

Dressing for Health

1 teaspoon Dijon type mustard
21/2 tablespoons rice or cider vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon unrefined flaxseed oil
1 tablespoon Sweet White Miso or other light variety

With fork, mix miso, mustard, and vinegar in small bowl. Slowly add olive oil while stirring with fork until oil is well mixed or emulsified. Add flax oil. Pour into jar with lid and shake vigorously. Use immediately.

Sweet Vinaigrette

4 tablespoons Sweet White, Sweet Tasting Brown Rice,
or Chick Pea Miso
1/3 cup rice or cider vinegar
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped chives
1/2 cup olive oil
1-2 teaspoons honey or rice syrup (optional)

Blend miso, vinegar, sweetener, and half the water on high speed. With blender on medium, slowly add olive oil. Remaining water can be added on low speed or by hand to reach desired consistency. Hand mix parsley and chives.

Miso Yang

1 tin of your favorite sardines
1 teaspoon Azuki Miso or other light variety
1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Paste

Mix all ingredients into a paste with fork. Serve on crackers or use on whole grain bread as one ingredient of a simple sandwich.

Happy Hummus

1 cup cooked chickpeas
4 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons Chick Pea Miso
2 cloves garlic minced
Juice of one lemon
Olive oil (optional)
Fresh parsley

Drain chickpeas and reserve cooking liquid. In blender or food processor, blend all ingredients except olive oil and parsley (use pulse setting on blender). Add cooking liquid as needed to reach desired consistency.
Put in serving dish and, if desired, drizzle olive oil on top. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Be in touch!
South River Miso Company
888 Shelburne Falls Road
Conway, MA 01341
PH: 413.369.4057
FX: 413.369.4299

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