Sesame Miso Vinaigrette drizzled over beet greens salad with sliced grapes, julienned red carrot, cilantro, red onion, and cucumber

Sesame Miso Vinaigrette

This sumptuous vinaigrette is the addictive combination of the salty, umami-filled miso and the nutty, penetrating sesame oil. It has a hint of sweetness from the mirin and maple syrup. Lime juice and rice vinegar round out this universally beloved dressing. I can’t get enough of it drizzled over salads, lettuce wedges, vegetable sides, noodle salads, fish, or chicken. As you can see, it’s incredibly versatile, which is great, because once you try it, you’ll want to put it on everything too!

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In a small saucepan, add the mirin and miso paste.

Cook on medium-high heat, whisking continuously until the mixture begins to simmer.

While whisking, add the lime juice, maple syrup, rice vinegar, and sesame oil.

Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the mixture until it has reduced and deepened in color, about 5 minutes.

Remove the mixture from the stove and let it cool for about 5-10 minutes. Transfer to a small pitcher or gravy boat to serve.

Sesame Miso Vinaigrette drizzled over beet greens salad with sliced grapes, julienned red carrot, cilantro, red onion, and cucumber

Sesame Miso Vinaigrette

Becca Gallick-Mitchell
This sumptuous vinaigrette is the addictive combination of the salty, umami-filled miso and the nutty, penetrating sesame oil. It has a hint of sweetness from the mirin and maple syrup. Lime juice and rice vinegar round out this universally beloved dressing.
Cook Time 7 mins
Cooling Time 10 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Condiments
Cuisine Asian
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Tbsp red miso paste (substitute white if you want a less intense miso taste)
  • 2 Tbsp mirin
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar (sometimes called rice wine vinegar)
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • kosher salt, if needed, to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan, heat the mirin and miso paste on medium-high heat, whisking continuously until the mixture begins to simmer.
  • While whisking, add the lime juice, maple syrup, rice vinegar, and sesame oil.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the mixture until it has reduced and deepened in color, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the mixture from the stove and let it cool for about 5-10 minutes. Transfer to a small pitcher or gravy boat to serve.
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