Kale Salad With Sweet Miso Dressing

If you’ve never had miso, this is a recipe that’ll make you a fan. Though it’s often used in soups, lighter misos work very well in salad dressings. Here is an adaptation of “Sweet Vinaigrette” taken from The Little Book of Miso. You can find out more if you go to the website of South River Miso here. For this dressing I recommend any of the light misos including the Sweet Tasting Brown Rice, Chickpea, Garlic Red Pepper, or Sweet White Miso. Enjoy!

Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. Miso (Or less, a little goes a long way)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup scallions, chopped (or chives)
  • 1 garlic scape, chopped (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Salad Ingredients

  • 1 large bowl of kale – I like to tear the kale from the stems by hand. This turns it into good bite size pieces
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1 crown of cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 crown of broccoli, chopped
  • Any other vegetable that you like in a salad
  • Slices of fresh mozzarella (Optional)
  • Preparation

    1. Beginning with the miso, combine all of the dressing ingredients in a blender, except for the walnuts, scallion, parsley, and garlic scapes. Blend until smooth.
    Kale Salad Dressng Line-upDressing in Blender

    2. Pour the dressing ingredients into a bowl. By hand, toss in the chopped scallion, parsley, and scape.Throwing in the herbs

    3. Stir in the chopped walnuts.
    Stirring in the Walnuts

    4. Get ready to pour this tasty dressing over your salad!

    5. Toss the kale, apples, cauliflower, and broccoli into a large bowl. Pour the dressing over it and toss.
    Add cauliflower & broccoli

    6. Eat!

    Kale Salad Done

    Note: Feel free to adjust the amounts of miso, olive oil, vinegar, and honey. Also, instead of using a blender, you can simplify things by mixing up the dressing in a small mason jar. I found this to be easier and faster.

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