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Simple Miso Ginger Dressing

Simple Miso Ginger Dressing

Miso Ginger Dressing is an irresistibly savory and tangy asian-inspired dressing bursting with delicious umami flavor.  This healthy homemade ginger miso salad dressing is easy to make and can be prepared in just minutes.

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Homemade Miso Ginger Salad Dressing

Fresh ginger, toasted sesame oil, miso paste, and lime juice are combined to make this simple and delicious miso ginger salad dressing.  This dressing can be added to salad greens and thinly sliced veggies for a tangy asian inspired salad.  I also like to smother veggie packed Buddha bowls with crispy tofu with this nutritious miso ginger dressing.

Easy Miso Ginger Dressing Recipe

I like to make a few favorite homemade salad dressings on Sundays to use throughout the week.  This ensures that I quickly assemble a delicious and healthy salad for lunch or dinner.  Also, making salad dressing from scratch is an easy, affordable way to avoid unhealthy ingredients or foods that you are allergic to.

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Simple Miso Ginger Dressing

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Miso Ginger Dressing is an irresistibly savory and tangy asian-inspired dressing bursting with delicious umami flavor.  Plus, this simple 5-min prep recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and contains no added sugar!


  • 1.5 inches fresh ginger, peeled
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 tbsp low sodium tamari, (low sodium soy sauce can be used, recipe will not be gluten-free)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp white miso paste
  • 4 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil, or other neutral tasting healthy oil
  • 4 tbsp water


  1. Add ginger, garlic, tamari, lime juice, miso paste, sesame oil, avocado oil and water to blender
  2. Blend until dressing is smooth.  Transfer to an air tight container
  3. Dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for 1 week
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

Note: nutrition information is calculated automatically and isn't always accurate. Additionally, various prepared ingredients (like soy sauce, and miso) can have a wide range of sodium.

Delicious Miso Ginger Dressing serving suggestions

This 5-minute miso ginger dressing is a delicious addition to any asian inspired veggies, salads, and even as a topping for cold buckwheat noodle salad.  Below are some of my family’s favorites.

  • Simple Asian Inspired Salad: chopped baby spinach, shredded red cabbage, chopped toasted almonds, chopped cilantro and diced green onions
  • Quick Steamed Baby Bok Choy
  • Easy Rainbow Veggie Buddha Bowls
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Other favorite easy and healthy salad dressing you can prepare in 5 minutes or less:

I batch prepare a few different salad dressings each week.  In addition to this Miso Ginger dressing, my family’s other favorite “staple” healthy salad dressings are a delicious creamy lemon tahini dressing and a mock Caesar salad dressing (pictured below).

Vegan lemon tahini sauce recipe
Whole30 lemon dijon salad dressing

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Saturday 24th of June 2023

The nutrition facts should be updated. Miso paste definitely has sodium in it. The nutrition facts currently say it has no sodium. This can be dangerous to people who need to watch their sodium.


Monday 21st of March 2022

This made such a small amount of dressing. More of a single serve. I also found it a bit sharp and unbalance without a sugar/maple syrup to round out the citrus. I had to bulk it up with something, so I ended up adding tahini and made it into a different dressing in the end.


Tuesday 22nd of March 2022

Hi Josie - this recipe makes almost a full cup of dressing. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on how to make it more to your taste.


Friday 13th of July 2018

Wow, I love ginger but never used it in a salad dressing. What a delicious combination. I think I will try it with Asian inspired cabbage salad. Thank you for your wonderful inspiration, Meredith


Friday 13th of July 2018

Thanks Gabi! Ginger is definitely one of my favorite flavors in asian-inspired sauces... and it adds so much to this miso salad dressing. I hope you enjoy it!


Friday 13th of July 2018

I love miso and this sounds so simple to make! New idea for the weekend!


Friday 13th of July 2018

This dressing is definitely simple and delicious! I hope you enjoy it Danielle!

Jacqueline Debono

Friday 13th of July 2018

This dressing sounds so flavourful. I love the combination of ingredients! I don't know why I don't prepare salad dressings in advance and keep them in the fridge. I really should!


Friday 13th of July 2018

Jacqueline - I find that pre-making a few favorite healthy salad dressings saves so much time! I often eat delicious salads made up of greens and leftovers topped with one of these salads for a quick dinner or at-home lunch.

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