Really Yummy Miso Citrus Dressing

I love to keep this 6-ingredient miso citrus dressing on hand in the winter. It's great on slaws, salads, and simple veggie sides.

Really Yummy Miso Citrus Dressing

Popping in today with a really quick recipe! It’s citrus season and this is a simple zippy dressing that I’ve been putting on everything lately. It’s a bright, tangy combination of clementine, lemon, miso, garlic, and ginger. All of these ingredients also have detoxifying properties – so consider this a little health kick after last week’s Valentine’s treats.

Here are a few ways that I like to use it:

– 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.

– Over simple steamed veggies. Easy as that.

– Salads of course! And grain bowls. It makes simple veggies really sing.

– Tossed with cold noodles and stir fried veggies. Add a protein of your choice and some toasted cashews or peanuts.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Really Yummy Miso Citrus Dressing
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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. Izzy Bruning

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

  2. 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,

  3. 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!

  4. Nicole

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

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

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. callanjenny from

    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.

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