Ginger Miso Dressing

I love to keep this 6-ingredient citrus miso dressing on hand to brighten up simple veggie dishes. It's great on slaws, salads, and even DIY noodle bowls!

Ginger Miso Dressing with Citrus

There’s nothing better than having a vibrant salad dressing on hand in the fridge during a busy work week. When you’re strapped for time, a yummy sauce can make even the simplest meal feel satisfying. Lately, whipping up this citrus miso dressing has been my go-to. It’s a bright, tangy combination of clementine, lemon, miso, garlic, and ginger. In addition to tasting delicious, all of these ingredients have detoxifying properties – so consider this dressing a little health kick too!

How to Use Miso Dressing

Once you make this miso salad dressing, you’ll use it on everything. Not sure where to start? Try one of these easy ideas:

  • Pour it over sliced cabbage and other crunchy veggies and make a slaw. Let it all marinate in the fridge together for a few hours or overnight.
  • Drizzle it over simple steamed veggies. Easy as that!
  • Toss it with salads, of course (find it on this cabbage salad)! And grain bowls. It makes simple veggies really sing.
  • Use it to dress cold noodles and stir fried veggies. Then, add a protein of your choice and some toasted cashews or peanuts to make it a meal.

If you love this miso dressing recipe…

Check out some of my other favorite sauces like this cilantro lime dressing, this chipotle sauce, or this carrot-ginger dressing!

5.0 from 3 reviews

Ginger Miso Dressing

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This zippy miso salad dressing is a great way to brighten up quick salads, grain bowls, and simple steamed veggies. Prep it over the weekend, and use it all week long!
Recipe type: Condiment, sauce
Serves: just over ½ cup
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup fresh clementine juice (or fresh orange juice)
  • 1 tablespoon white miso paste*
  1. Whisk all ingredients together. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more miso (or a pinch of salt) if you would like your dressing more salty. I find this dressing to taste a bit punchy, but it mellows once poured over vegetables.
  2. Store any remaining dressing in the fridge.
*I used this kind and I've been able to find it at most grocery stores,
(sometimes you have to ask where it is). It keeps in the fridge for about a year.



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  1. m

    How long does it keep for in the fridge?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      up to about 5 days!

  2. Nikki

    Welp, this is yet another L&L salad dressing recipe that I could literally drink. Incredible. I LOVE it!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I’m so happy you’ve been loving the salad dressings!

  3. Annika

    This is such a delicious salad dressing. I saved the recipe some time ago and finally made it over the weekend since I had some oranges I needed to use up. It turned out great! I didn’t have quite enough lemon juice so I added some lime juice instead and it turned out wonderful. It’s so bright, tangy and makes even a pretty plain salad taste great.

  4. karin

    Enjoying your website; Covid has allowed time to garden; and thus learning about cooking with all the great spices we are growing! Love the vegetarian, GF, dairy free recipes. My kids are laughing now as I can make more than reservations for dinner.

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      awww, I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed cooking in this time!

  5. Christian

    Oh my goodness! You said this was punchy, and you weren’t kidding . This is fabulous! Love love love it! Thank you for another beautiful and delicious recipe!

  6. Hiya Jeanine ….Your recipe is very healthy. Yesterday I made this recipe.My father really enjoy it and said ..i make this daily for him.

  7. Jane

    Made this as soon as you posted it on Instagram! Was a welcome change to our regular old ” Italian “‘style dressing! Very bright & crisp! Keep up your awesome work you inspire me to be a better cook!
    Thank you Jane

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Aw, you’re sweet – thank you, I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  8. johanne from

    I used the last of my miso last night! I guess I’ll toddle off to the store and buy more for this bright rainbow of a salad. This radishes are absolutely stunning. Thank you for the inspiration and lunch! -Hanne

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      thanks Johanne!

  9. phillylass

    Your measuring cup is genius with the three spouts– what brand is it and where did you get it?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I’ve had it so long, I really can’t remember! I’ll let you know if it pops in my mind 🙂

  10. wow awesome recipe thanks for sharing, i love your all recipes.

  11. Nicole

    Thank you for your lovely, healthy, giving posts from Sydney Australia.

  12. Hidesertgirl

    I would love it if your recipe would print with the photograph.
    Your photographs are so great that they inspire me to try the it.
    Thank you.

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Thank you for the request! That one is actually at the top of our list – we’ll get to it very soon!

  13. Carlos At Spoonabilities

    Hi, Jeanine, citrusy dressing is my favorite for salads or marinade. In week I bought for first time Miso paste and I’m planning to do this dressing tomorrow. Thank you,

  14. Izzy Bruning

    Looks so yummy!
    Have a lovely day. x
    Izzy |

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