I just realized a couple days ago that Labor Day weekend is this coming weekend here in the U.S. Since I didn’t have time to prepare a new BBQ recipe for this long weekend, I want to share my collection of BBQ recipes at the end of the post today. If you are new to JOC, perfect! If you have been my wonderful readers, it’s a good reminder, maybe?
Meanwhile, I’m very excited to share this delicious Spring Mix Salad with Sweet Miso Dressing recipe today!
Miso is a very versatile kitchen ingredient and the Japanese use miso just as much as soy sauce for our cooking.
We use miso to make delicious marinade for Miso Cod/Sea Bass, dressing for Seaweed Salad, sauce for Negi Miso Chicken, seasonings for Takikomi Gohan (mixed rice), broth for Miso Ramen, and many more! Of course you can also make simple miso soup or more complex ones like Tonjiru.
For today’s dressing recipe, I used spring salad mix, but you can use any type of fresh salad leaves, steamed vegetables, or even chilled/grilled tofu! I tried this dressing with slices of avocado and mint in the salad for the first time and found out that they go really well with miso flavor! It’s always fun to try something different.
I hope you will enjoy making this Spring Mix Salad with Sweet Miso Dressing recipe! If you try it, don’t forget to share your picture on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with #JustOneCookbook. Thank you so much for reading, and till next time!
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- 2 cups spring mix salad
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 red radish, sliced
- 3 mini heirloom tomatoes, sliced
- 4 mint leaves, hand torn
- A few radish sprouts, discard the bottom (optional)
- Combine the dressing ingredients in a small mixing bowl and whisk all together.
- Rinse the spring mix salad and dry completely. Toss the salad, avocado, radish, heirloom tomatoes, mint leaves, and radish sprouts in a large bowl.
- Drizzle the dressing and toss gently. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.
Labor Day Weekend BBQ Menu Ideas
Here are some great BBQ menus for this upcoming long weekend. Enjoy grilling while the weather permits in your area!
I hope these recipes have inspired you to grill this Labor day weekend. Next week I’ll come back with vol. 3 of Japan Trip 2012 and some bento tutorial post (um..if I can get it done this weekend! ;)). Have a nice mid-week, and enjoy the long weekend!