Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Spicy creamy miso dressing

Composed salad with spicy creamy miso dressing.

When I have to eat low fat I always struggle to find a really delicious salad dressing.

I really haven't found a bottled dressing I like and most of them have a funny after taste.

So, while I am trying to happily embrace my stomach soothing meals, I decided to come up with a dressing I would actually enjoy.

And for those of you wondering about portion sizes - this is my salad on a dinner plate. 

Here is a shot of the dog's treat with the dinner plate so you can get an idea of scale.

When they get treats it is almost always a very small portion. 

And because I love taking close up shots here are some photos that make the portions look huge:

The dog's treat of smoked salmon over brown rice with a dollop of the spicy creamy miso dressing.

But back to the dressing. This recipe makes a bold flavored and creamy dressing with a nice kick of heat. 

Spicy creamy miso dressing

Serves 2


3 tsp of non-fat yogurt
3 Tbsp of unsweetened soy milk
1/2 tsp of honey
2 tsp of soy sauce
1 tsp of miso paste
1/4 tsp of sesame oil
1/8 tsp of chili paste
1/2 tsp of lemon juice
1/2 tsp of yellow mustard
1 Tbsp of nutritional yeast
salt and pepper to taste


Combine all ingredients in a small pot and warm over low heat. Whisk until the honey and miso melt and the sauce becomes smooth.

Adjust the amount of soymilk to achieve the desired consistency.

Drizzle over your choice of salad and enjoy!


  1. Looks fantastic. I am not a huge fan of dressings for the same reason. I make a couple of my own but should branch out more. I'm one of those crazy folks who likes a salad solo, no dressing at all most days. The boys do not agree. I love the dogs plate too. My dog might not be smart enough yet not to inhale the little plate with the meal. Still a silly puppy. lol

  2. Ha-you know they say that a salad from McDonalds is only healthy without the dressing! When I want to cut back I just retire to oil and vinegar. Yours looks like it has more flavor than that so it is well worth trying. I will take the dressing and the salad as well. Healthy and fresh-yum!