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Miso Mayo Dressing

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This Japanese inspired Miso Mayo Dressing is delicious! Creamy with wonderful umami flavours, it’s a winner!

Miso Mayo Dressing

There are times where a salad demands a bold salad dressing. It is not because the salad ingredients are dull but it needs a strong partner to create the winning combination. Our Miso Mayo Dressing is a creamy salad dressing with dashing umami flavours that is tasty and versatile. It will help lift your salad and let it shine.

Miso paste is made from fermented soy beans and is very common in Japanese cooking. However, it’s versatility has made it very popular in many other styles of cooking.

In this salad dressing we use shiro miso (white) but there are other varieties as well. The time used in the fermentation period of miso paste is what will deliver the different varieties you find at the supermarket. The longer the fermentation, the darker the miso and more intense the flavour.

If ever unsure of which one to get, grab the shiro miso and start with that. This miso has a light golden brown colour and is sweeter in flavour. Perfect for light broth, dressings and sauces.

For our miso mayonnaise, we combine white miso, mayonnaise and soy sauce together for a creamy and umami flavour. Then add the warmth of grated ginger and pep up with lemon juice. Together, we have a delicious creamy texture without feeling too heavy.

This easy to prepare salad dressing works magic in our Purple Kale Salad with Rainbow Chard. It will also be a great match for potato salads, grilled chicken, fish and roast vegetables. Time to give your salads a bold new flavour.

Miso Mayo Dressing Ingredients

Mayonnaise: Get yourself the best mayonnaise you can find. I’m sure everyone has their favourites from Hellmann’s to Kewpie. If you’re game, you can always make your own!

White miso paste: This is quite a stock standard Asian grocery item so you should be able to find it in the Asian section of your regular supermarkets. Hikari is the brand we use.

Ginger: Grate some ginger into the dressing to add another layer of flavours.

Soy sauce: Avoid using dark soy sauce for this dressing as the flavours are too strong and the consistency won’t be right. You can use light soy sauce or normal soy sauce such as the Pearl River Superior. If you need this to be gluten free, substitute with tamari.

Lemon: Add a good squeeze of lemon for some tart flavours.

Miso Mayo Dressing Method

Peel and grate the ginger to yield ¼ tsp.

In a large mixing bowl, add mayonnaise, white miso paste, ginger, soy sauce and juice of ½ lemon. Season with salt and pepper. Mix until it is well combined.

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Miso Mayo Dressing

This Japanese inspired Miso Mayo Dressing is delicious! Creamy with wonderful umami flavours, it's a winner!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Dressing
Dietary: Dairy Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Food Group: Fruit, Sauce/Vinegar/Oils
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 263.05kcal
Author: Amy Chung



  • Peel and grate the ginger to yield ¼ tsp.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add mayonnaise, white miso paste, ginger, soy sauce and juice of ½ lemon.
  • Mix until it is well combined.


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Calories: 263.05kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.56g | Protein: 4.48g | Fat: 23.06g | Saturated Fat: 3.67g | Cholesterol: 11.76mg | Sodium: 1480.53mg | Potassium: 90.82mg | Fiber: 2.23g | Sugar: 2.99g | Vitamin A: 48.11IU | Vitamin C: 7.16mg | Calcium: 23.1mg | Iron: 0.99mg
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