Raspberry Miso Dressing on a Summer Salad

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Author Notes: A lot of what I cook tends to be pretty in your face with strong flavors, spice, and often a cook it all day and like it approach ... not so here. This salad is light, delicate, dare I say - kind of girly? It's also a snap to make. The recipe makes more dressing than you need for this salad (unless you make a giant not so girly salad :-), so you can enjoy it again on something else - maybe a girly piece of baked fish? - aargersiaargersi

Food52 Review: Summer's bonniest berry is the star of this salad, making appearances in the dressing and as a garnish. Mellow white miso makes raspberry vinaigrette new again, and pretty pistachios give the salad a kick of salt. It's a long, hot summer, but this dish makes light work of dinner and will keep both you and your kitchen cool.laurenewe

Serves 2

Dressing

  • 6 ounces raspberries
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup white miso
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup grape seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Salad

  • 1 head butter lettuce (or other delicate green leaf lettuce)
  • 6 ounces raspberries
  • 1/2 cup toasted pistachios - roughly chopped
  1. Bring 6 oz raspberries and vinegar to a simmer in a small saucepan. Turn the heat off and let them sit for a few minutes. When they have cooled, strain the vinegar - mash gently on the solids to get all of the raspberry flavor out, leave the seeds behind. Put all of the dressing ingredients in the blender and mix them. Taste for salt - I didn't add any but you might like it saltier. Chill the dressing.
  2. Wash and gently tear the lettuce. Toss it very gently with dressing and half the remaining raspberries. Put the salad in a serving dish and sprinkle the pistachios and the rest of the rapberries on top.
  3. Kinda make you want to drink pink champagne doesn't it?
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about 3 years ago Midge

I made this for dinner last night alongside grilled chicken and it was fabulous. Seems like raspberries and miso are made for each other! So glad to have leftover dressing--might try it on salmon next.

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about 3 years ago aargersi

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Thanks Midge! I used it on a wide variety of things too ... I need to try it on fish still!!

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about 3 years ago ibbeachnana

I actually made this dressing for a party tonight. While I love miso dressings, I found that I needed to sweeten it beyond the 1 teaspoon of honey and it certainly did not need an
"extra kick of salt" to us as the miso provided more than plenty. Picture pretty for sure, but I was greatly disaappointed.

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about 3 years ago aargersi

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I am sorry to hear that - did you use white miso? The kind that I get is not too salty at all and indeed adds a sweetness instead

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about 3 years ago sexyLAMBCHOPx

this dressing sounds dee-lish-ous! and love butter lettuce.

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about 3 years ago gingerroot

Mmm...love miso based dressings and yours sounds delicious. What a lovely salad.

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about 2 years ago gingerroot

Made this today for lunch and wow, what a delicious dressing! It is perfect, a wonderful balance of flavors. I think grilled steak would be great in this salad, adding protein and making it a light meal. Like so many food52 recipes I've tried, my only regret is that I did not try it sooner. I'll be making it as long as we have nice raspberries!

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about 3 years ago Midge

What an elegant salad! I'll be making it as soon as we get raspberries.

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Well there you go, aargersi...nice job! :)

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about 3 years ago aargersi

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:-) thanks! Girlie, right?

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about 3 years ago lapadia

:) But sometimes (hmmm, most of the time) girls just want to have fun; Pink champagne and all!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Yum! First of all, I always want to drink pink champagne! :) Love anything with miso and I'm making this salad tonight.

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about 3 years ago aargersi

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me too on the champagne and I am OUT - will remedy tomorrow

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Love this, aargersi! Even if it is a bit "girly."

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about 3 years ago aargersi

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even we dirt diggin' types clean up once in awhile right?

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about 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I'm going to hunt down some white miso and try this salad for a party this weekend! Looks so good.

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about 3 years ago aargersi

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I had to ask - at my store it was over in the cold case with tofu and stuff, not with the other misos. I hope you like it!

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about 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks for the tip aargersi! I'm heading over to the store today. I'm sure I'm going to love it.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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It really is!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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I love this, raspberry and miso are my new favorite flavor combination, I will definitely use this on my next salad.

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about 3 years ago aargersi

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That white miso is kind of magic, isn't it?