Japanese Salad Dressing

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Japanese Salad Dressing

The pungent miso also adds vitamins, protein, and nutrients to this healthy, low-fat dressing, which contains just a 1/4 teaspoon of sesame oil. Serve drizzled on top of a simple salad of iceberg lettuce and shaved carrots.


  • 2 teaspoons light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 3 tablespoons mirin Japanese rice wine
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup red miso
  • 1 carrot thinly sliced
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce torn
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil


  • In a small bowl, combine miso and sugar. Add mirin, water, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sesame seeds. Stir until well blended. Serve over lettuce and carrot slices. Toss to combine.

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