A mouth-watering, versatile, gluten-free and vegan recipe, this Miso Maple Vinaigrette is tangy, sweet, and salty salad dressing made with only 4 ingredients!
Just when I thought it couldn't get any better with balsamic dressing, I found this Miso Maple Vinaigrette recipe.
And I say "found" not because I didn't develop this miso vinaigrette recipe myself, but because I instantly thought "where have you BEEN all my life?" upon first tasting this recipe.
It brings sweetness from the maple syrup, an approachable tartness from the balsamic vinegar, and just enough salt from white miso paste to give it a memorable and just-salty-enough finish.
Add olive oil to it, give it a quick whirl in the food processor and you have a 4-ingredient, real food vinaigrette that just may change the way you see salad dressings.
Because it's not just a salad dressing. With its thick and luxurious drizzle and rich flavor that complements other flavors without overpowering, this maple vinaigrette is perfect on everything from grilled meats and hot grain salads to summer spinach & fruit salads, sandwiches, and more.
This Miso Maple Vinaigrette Recipe Is...
- Drizzling consistency
It's the perfect versatile dressing -- it brings enough flavor to make it delicious in its own right, while not being strong enough to overpower whatever you're serving it over.
Where to Find White Miso Paste:
White miso paste is usually available in health food stores like whole foods and sprouts as well as Asian food stores. You can also find it online on Amazon and other food supply websites!
How to Enjoy this Maple Vinaigrette:
This vinaigrette truly is so versatile. It's delicious on a spinach summer salad with whatever fresh salad veggies and fruit you have on hand; it makes this Roasted Cauliflower & Cabbage Salad complete; I can't get enough of it on a Roasted Baby Tomato & Burrata salad; it's also so satisfying just tossed with freshly cooked warm grains, some leafy greens, hard shaved cheese, and avocado.
Whatever you decide to dress it with, I just hope you love it as much as I do!
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Miso Maple Vinaigrette
An incredibly versatile dressing that is brimming with sweet, salty, & tart flavor. Serve it over a green salad, tossed with farro or quinoa, or as a drizzle over grilled meats or pizza.
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon white miso paste
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and run on high until smooth and emulsified. If working by hand, just whisk in the ingredients thoroughly until smooth.
1. This dressing keeps covered int he refrigerator for 2-3 weeks. Let it come to room temperature before serving for the best consistency.
Serving Size2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving Calories 109Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 0mgSodium 109mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 0gSugar 5gProtein 0g
This nutrition breakdown is just an estimate of the nutritional value of this recipe and cannot be taken as facts. The owners of Mae's Menu are not nutritionists or dieticians and therefore cannot be held accountable for this nutrition estimate. Please contact your nutritionist or medical professional for a nutritional breakdown of this food. Furthermore, this food is not intended to prevent, diagnose, cure, or treat any disease.
Ohhh, that’s a really nice dressing, I didn’t use all the maple syrup either.lovely. Thanks
Mae's Menu says
So glad you liked it, Sally!
I love this! I have found so many different uses for this dressing, massaged into kale salad, tossed with roasted brussels sprouts, drizzled over delicata squash, it's amazing! Thank you for posting!
Mae's Menu says
Ooh, I love all of your creative uses! I may try some of those out myself. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing and so glad you like the dressing!