Recipe: Miso Sesame Greens

This recipe is all about the dressing – a tangy, salty, delicious concoction that works equally well on a salad as it does a stir-fry, or as I have used it here to dress up some simple steamed greens. The best part is it can be whipped up in mere minutes so you can have dinner on the table in a flash on those nights where slaving over the stove just doesn’t seem appealing. Perfect!

Ingredients List

For the dressing

  • 2 tbs miso (I used two of the small miso sachets)
  • 2 tbs rice wine vinegar
  • 1- 1 1/2 tbs honey (or agave syrup)
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • juice of half to one lime
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tbs sesame seeds



For the dressing

  1. Whisk the miso and rice wine vinegar until combined
  2. Add the honey, sesame oil, lime juice and grated ginger and mix well to combine
  3. Taste and adjust to your liking – you may want more lime juice or honey if it’s too salty or too strong on the vinegar front for your tastebuds
  4. Dry roast sesame seeds on a low heat until they are browned and start to ‘pop’. Stir in the dressing and leave some aside to sprinkle on top of your greens
  5. Easy as that!


This time, I served the dressing with broccoli and snow peas which I steamed for 5 minutes and then refreshed in cold water


Do you have a go-to dressing? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

7 Comments on Recipe: Miso Sesame Greens

  1. Caeli
    August 8, 2013 at 5:25 pm (11 years ago)

    I love miso sesame ginger lime! Just be careful though, I THINK the miso you have there has bonito in it, which is a type of fish.
    Caeli recently posted…Spicy Coriander and Lime Hummus

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      August 8, 2013 at 5:27 pm (11 years ago)

      Yikes – I thought I checked the label on this one because I know some of them do, but I shall double check tonight!

      • Caeli @ Little Vegan Bear
        August 9, 2013 at 1:38 pm (11 years ago)

        It may not be, but the packaging looks really familiar as one I’ve check in the supermarket. I find MOST of the ones in big supermarkets have bonito in them – I get them from Asian groceries or health food stores usually. It’s so annoying…one little ingredient!

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      August 9, 2013 at 10:21 am (11 years ago)

      It’s so versatile isn’t it? Having a few great dressings in your repotoire is so handy when coming up with meal ideas!

  2. Lisa @ Greek Vegetarian
    August 10, 2013 at 10:08 pm (11 years ago)

    I’m a bit lazy when it comes to making dressings but this one sounds pretty good! Knowing me though, I’d probably just mix a bit of lime juice and honey together and I’d be happy 🙂

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      August 12, 2013 at 9:01 am (11 years ago)

      Nothing wrong with lime juice and honey! Lemon, seeded mustard and olive oil is another favourite of mine too!


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