Helen's Miso Salad

Helen came up with this miso salad dressing. It's the most delicious salad dressing I've ever tasted.


  • A small tub of Miso paste. This comes in 17.5 oz (500g) containers. I use "Organic Miso", made by Hikari, sold next to tofu, etc., in the coolers at Ranch 99.


  • 1 tsp Miso
  • 3 tsp Rice vinegar
  • 3 tsp Olive Oil
  • Black pepper (fresh ground black pepper)
  • Stir well.


  • Mixed greens (large double handful)
  • Bell pepper (orange, yellow), sliced long and thin
  • Cucumber. Sliced in thick long pieces (two inches)
  • Red onion, very thin slices


One or two of the following, whatever is in season. Peel and cut in thick slices.

  • Apple
  • Pear
  • Persimmons
  • Peach
  • Tangerine

Nuts and Berries

  • A small handful of walnuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, dried cranberries, dried Goji berries, etc.


Everytime I make this, it's slightly different. I use whatever is in the kitchen. The miso dressing ties it together.

  • Mix the dressing.
  • Slice the vegetables and fruit. Add nuts. Add the dress, mix, and serve.