The BEST Miso Ginger Dressing + Vegan Bowls!
It’s ALLLL about the homemade dressings. They are tasty as HECK and you know exactly what’s in there. When you actually read the label of a store-bought dressing you’d think it were written in a different language and that language is called NAST-alian. You don’t want that crap in your body, heck I don’t want that crap in my CAR. Ditch it. Make your own. Once you have several homemade dressings in the fridge you’ll be able to create quick bomb-ass lunches, no sweat.
Here’s the diddly-doo (a.k.a. — recipe)
Miso Ginger Dressing
2 tsp. grated ginger (about 1’’ knob)
2 cloves garlic grated/minced
3 tsp. miso paste
3 tsp. honey (if vegan, replace with maple syrup)
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 cup lime juice (fresh squeezed!)
1/3 cup + 1 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. toasted sesame oil (optional)
Add all ingredients into a small jar with a tight lid. Smash the miso paste with a fork to break it up. Secure lid of jar and shake what ya mamma gave YA! I mean, definitely shake the jar, but I sure love a full body effort! Once the dressing has emulsified and the miso is no longer chunky, you’re ready to pour this bad boy all over your bowl — but wait, let me give you some…
Bowl-Building Tips + Essential Elements!
You’ll need to start with…
*I have included vegan/non-vegan options for these bowls!
(or in defense of quinoa — a seed), roasted sweet potato/purple potato, wild rice, barley, farro, rainbow quinoa, etc.
beans (black beans, cannellini beans, edamame, lentils, chickpeas), jammy/hard-boiled/fried egg, tempeh/tofu, smoked/baked salmon, shredded chicken, heck, throw a steak on it!
(If you skip this one you’ll be hungry quite soon after, don’t fear the FAT!)
avocado, cheese, nuts/nut butters, coconut oil, olive oil.
scallions, mint, basil, parsley, cilantro, red onion, or sometimes I’ll just cook my greens/beans/sweet potatoes with curry powder and garlic!
(the party favor of grain bowls!) — sesame/pumpkin/hemp/chia seeds, toasted coconut flakes, any toasted nuts, nutritional yeast, bread crumbs.
get dressed up
Never omit a dressing from a grain bowl, the acid in a dressing is essential for brightening the bowl! Obviously, I recommend my ginger miso dressing, but I also love Bon Appétit’s easy Tahini dressing.
taste your bowl
If it’s off, add more of something. Sometimes you might just need a squeeze of lemon/lime.
share with friends!
Enjoy each bite in between a great conversation.
A special thanks goes out to my home girl Shannon Carroll. She recently went vegan and I’m always inspired by her! We spent a whole afternoon catching up over matcha while building these beautiful bowls. The girl sure knows how to hold a bowl! Thank you love!