lemon miso dressing


This citrusy vinaigrette gets its kick from fresh ginger and shallots.

Dressings are a great way to make healthy lunches more kid-friendly, so the whole family can share the same meal. This vinaigrette combines yellow miso—which has a mild, slightly sweet flavor—with acidic lemon, rich tamari, and zesty ginger. Drizzle it on salads, seafood, rice bowls, or as a dip with crudités, says Marissa Lippert, RD, a New York City-based nutritionist and owner of Nourish Baby, a food-delivery service for parents and newborns. Research shows that kids eat more veggies when they’re paired with a sauce.
Makes 1 cup
Prep time: 5 minutes 

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  • 1 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons shallots, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons yellow miso
  • Salt, to taste


  1. In a blender, emulsify all ingredients until well blended. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Photography by Mariliana Arvelo