Lemon Basil Miso Dressing

Never have I ever…cooked with, or purchased, Miso! Truth. So I picked up a container of the Mild Yellow Miso at Trader Joe’s last week because buying new things means making new things! Then it sat in our fridge for about 5 days unnoticed, because I’m a novice.

Fear of letting yet another cauliflower spoil (see: things we buy but forget to use) meant I could double-up! Two foods, one saving sauce.

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Lemon Basil Miso Dressing


2 Tbsp Miso paste
2 Tbsp water
1 lemon, juiced
5-7 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 Tbsp minced garlic


Combine all of the above and blend. (I used an immersion blender.) Voila! Miso sauce magic.

I’ve read through the blogvine that Miso is a base for sauces, so that settles that. We had some fresh basil that needed using (seeing a theme here?) and a lemon tree in the backyard that never fails me.

I roasted one head of cauliflower at 350* for about 25-30 minutes (stirring twice), with a drizzle of olive oil + black pepper. Then tossed in this dressing. Served along side some steamed kale & sable fish – or your protein + green veggie of choice!

Lemon Basil Miso Dressing Dinner

Any suggestions on how to use the remaining ~10 tablespoons of mild yellow miso?


  1. February 5, 2015

    What a great dressing! Thanks for sharing this one.

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