Creamy Miso Vinaigrette

Homemade salad dressings are always, always better than store bought. Always. This Creamy Miso Vinaigrette is quick and easy, both sweet and savory, and it’s one you’ll make over and over again.

A jar of miso dressing being poured over a wooden bowl field with fresh greens

There are few things that I refuse to buy in the grocery store and instead make in my kitchen. A few of them- brownies, whipped cream, taco seasoning, and salad dressings. I know, I know. But all of these really are best homemade and they’re also all incredibly easy to make.

All the ingredients for making a miso dressing in the blender- avocado oil, miso, syrup, rice vinegar, and green onions

This creamy vinaigrette isn’t my own creation. Rather it comes from a friend, Letty, who writes a vegetarian and healthy baking blog, Letty’s Kitchen. She shared a recipe for this Mellow Miso Salad Dressing years ago and it quickly became one of my favorites and a dressing that I make on repeat. I’ve switched it up to suit my own taste- I like it less sweet and more tangy- but the idea is hers none the less. I’m always asked for the recipe when I serve it to friends and clients!

Pouring miso dressing into a glass jar to be poured over a salad in a wooden bowl.


White miso is thick paste made from soy beans that have been fermented with white rice. The paste is slightly sweet, not overly salty, and it’s an umami bomb. It’s perfect for adding flavor to soups, light sauces, and salad dressings and vinaigrettes. A container of miso will last in the fridge for months and you can find it at most conventional grocery stores. I buy this organic brand at Whole Foods.

A mason jar of miso dressing


Making vinaigrettes and salad dressings in the blender is perfect if you want a creamy, more blended up vinaigrette. It’s my preferred method. I’m lazy, what can I say? 🙂 You literally put all the ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth. That’s it. This dressing couldn’t be easier. Or any more delicious!

A gorgeous wooden bowl filled with lettuce, radishes, carrots, pine nuts and a beautiful miso dressing.

photos by Deborah DeKoff/ recipe by Mountain Mama Cooks by way of Letty’s Kitchen


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Creamy Miso Vinaigrette

  • Author: Kelley


My favorite umami dressing that is slightly sweet and perfectly creamy!


  • 3/4 cup avocado (or other flavorless) oil
  • 1/2 cup white miso
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 green onions, just the white parts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Put all the ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve over your favorite greens.


This dressing is adapted from Creamy Mellow Miso Dressing from Letty’s Kitchen.