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Citrus Miso Dressing


Three ingredients complete this simple dressing that showcases how to create depth of flavor. Citrus is sweet and acidic, miso is salty and sweet and flax, avocado or olive oil offer the fat element that completes this base recipe.
  • Serves: about 2 cups
  • Active Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
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Step 1: Preparing the Dressing

Preparing the Dressing
  • 1 1/4 cup freshly-squeezed orange or tangerine juice
  • 3 tbsp olive or flax oil
  • 1/2 cup sweet white miso
  • Pinch of sea salt


To make the dressing, simply whisk the miso, oil, orange juice and pinch of sea salt together. Whisk until you reach a somewhat smooth consistency, adding more orange juice as needed. Use the dressing as is or use as a base and add any number of aromatics to create an endless number of dressings.

Chef's Notes

Use this recipe as a base for a number of cultural combinations. Once the base dressing is created, simply stir in the following ingredients, minced or pulsed in a blender, to create a different dressing or sauce.

Italian: 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, 2 cloves garlic and 3 tbsp fresh basil.
Thai: 1 1/2 tbsp fresh ginger, 1/2 chile, 3 tbsp fresh cilantro, 2 tbsp fresh basil and 2 tbsp fresh mint.
Asian: 2 tbsp tamari, 1 tsp toasted sesame oil, 2 cloves garlic and 2 tbsp fresh ginger (also see Stir Raw recipe)


  • Laisvidas B
    Laisvidas B
    Whiat kind of dishes are recommended with this citrus miso sauce? Thanks!
  • Lauren L
    Lauren L
    Hi Laisvidas. Good question. I think this is great as a dressing for an earthy salad like a beet salad....or really any salad. You can also use it as a sauce for a Buddha Bowl- think grain, vegetable, tofu/ bean or tempeh and sauce! Lauren
  • Vilmarie T
    Vilmarie T
    Can I leave out the oil?
  • Sandy S
    Sandy S
    Hi Vilmarie, You could leave out the oil, though you would get a thinner (more watery) dressing. You could also try adding a fruit paste to bolster the body of it. Play around with it, it is very versatile. Cheers, Sandy

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