This delicious Miso Tahini Dressing/Sauce is my go-to recipe when I want to enjoy a meal of simple steamed veggies and possibly some protein on the side.
We have all heard about the benefits of a plant-based diet. For me this is not a hard sell at all since I love pretty much all veggies. Sometimes, I am in the mood to create or make a more elaborate recipe to bring out all the natural flavors. Other times, I need something quick and easy. Especially when it’s just for one person it really needs to be fast and simple.
Enter this delicious Miso Tahini Dressing or Sauce. It combines the 5 different tastes – I could just eat it straight out of the jar, no veggies needed 😜. But seriously, this recipes has a tangy, sweet-sour, deep creamy taste that goes with pretty much anything. For this creation, I blend up tahini, miso, rice vinegar, sesame oil, olive oil, ginger, honey, and garlic. A high-speed blender such as a Vitamix or Blendtec is the ideal choice here but any good blender will do.
For a satisfying meal, I steam up whatever veggies I can find. Most often I use sweet potatoes, broccoli, cabbage, zucchini, kale and/or spinach. First I steam the harder veggies that I cut into small chunks (the hungrier I am the smaller the chunks …). Later, I add the more delicate ones later and steam them in my steamer basket until soft.
Putting a meal together
In the meantime, I like to cut up some avocado and add it to my bowl with a good helping of sauerkraut or kimchi . I pile the steamed veggies into the bowl as well and pour the miso tahini dressing over everything. When I am in the mood, I might add a small helping of protein. That can be a piece of chicken or salmon, canned sardines, or tempeh. For extra crunch, I like to sprinkle hemp seeds or pumpkin seeds on top.
Because the miso tahini dressing combines so many different flavors, it not only goes with pretty much any vegetable but actually pulls all the flavors together. Extra benefit: miso provides a nice helping of gut-friendly bacteria!
This Miso Tahini Dressing is so delicious that I never tire of it and neither does my family. We call it “the secret sauce” – because it tastes so good that it feels like it might be a secret worth keeping.
Delicious Miso Tahini Dressing/Sauce
- 2 TBSP Miso
- 2 TBSP Tahini
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 2 TBSP sesame oil
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- 1 TBSP honey
- 1 TBSP ginger
- 1 clove garlic
- Coarsely chop ginger and garlic. Put all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until well combined. Use immediately or keep in a glass jar in the refrigerator for about one week. Makes about 1 cup.
How are you using this miso tahini sauce? With what creative combinations are you coming up? Let me know in the comments below!
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