A bright refreshing Spring Mix Salad with Miso Dressing. It has creamy avocado, heirloom tomatoes, sliced radishes and fresh mint leaves in it too. A sure win salad for your grilling menu.
I just realized a couple days ago that Labor Day is almost here in the U.S. Will you be hosting or attending a BBQ of sorts this weekend? My family will probably have a few friends over for grilling in our backyard. If you are still looking for some BBQ ideas, I’ve shared some of my favorite recipes at the end of the post.
Meanwhile, I’m very excited to share this delicious Spring Mix Salad with Sweet Miso Dressing recipe today. With seasonal ingredients and minimal prep, this salad is a crowd pleasing side dish to share with family and friends.
Miso Dressing for Salad, Vegetables or Tofu
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.
In this Sweet Miso Dressing, I combined miso with rice vinegar, mirin, sugar (or honey), toasted sesame oil, and some toasted sesame seeds. The dressing is then tossed together with a bed of spring greens mix, avocado, sliced radish, heirloom tomatoes and fresh mint leaves. It makes a lively spring salad that is bursting with colors and flavors.
Light yet flavorful, this sweet miso dressing goes very well with any type of fresh salad leaves. You can even use it on steamed vegetables, or even chilled or grilled tofu! I tried slices of avocado and mint in the salad for the first time and loved how well they go with the miso flavor! The creaminess from avocado and the refreshing punch from the mint leaves really bring the salad to another level. That’s the reward from trying something new.
If you’re tasked with bringing a side dish to a potluck, this winning salad is easy enough to put together in last minute. Just prepare the dressing in a separate container.
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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)
- 1-2 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.
Enjoy this dressing with your favorite greens! Avocado and mint go well with miso flavor. This dressing is also wonderful for steamed vegetables and chilled/grilled tofu.
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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!