Salads don’t have to be boring. This Ginger Miso Lime Salad Dressing will 100% liven up any vegetable in your fridge! 

It’s zippy, fresh, and a really lovely dressing to have in your fridge to make eating veggies and salad much more fun. This dressing is perfect to pair with recipes like my Asian Inspired Sesame Chop Salad. Check it out, you will enjoy it! 

Ginger lime salad dressing

Let’s Breakdown the Ingredients!

This dressing is made with lots of fun and deep flavours. Take a peek at some of the ingredients that make a perfect balance of sweet, savoury and warm salad dressing. 

White miso is a fermented paste made from rice, barley, and soybeans. It generally has this nice mild, mellow, nutty sweetness as opposed to red miso. Red miso normally has a stronger pungent flavour from longer fermentation.   

Ginger is a wonderful ingredient to use in savoury and sweet dishes. It adds a warm, spicy, and zesty flavour to every dish. The garlic adds a warm flavour that sometimes comes off as spicy. The juice and zest of lime bring a slightly sour, acidic and citrus taste to the dressing. 

I use rice wine vinegar to add a sweet acidic taste, the soy sauce has a sweet and salty combination, and the sesame oil adds a beautiful nutty and woody flavour to the dressing. To balance the acidic and savoury flavours, I’ve added maple syrup to add a tinge of sweetness. 

To make this dressing smooth, I used canola oil to give it a soft texture and help the other ingredients shine brightly! 

Ginger Miso Lime Dressing

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Course Salad


  • 1 tbs white miso
  • 1 1/2 inches fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 Lime, juice and zest
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 3/4 cup canola oil


  • Add all of the ingredients, minus the oil, into the bowl of the blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until smooth. With blender still running, slowly stream in oil. Do not rush this process. Once oil is done, dressing is ready!
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