Sesame Sweet Potato Salad with Miso Ginger Dressing

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Author Notes: I discovered the joys of miso paste a year or two ago, and I use it for all kinds of things. But one of the things it does best is add its salty unctuousness to a dressing for sweet potato salad. I use this dressing for almost everything, including tossing raw veggies for roasting.Kayb

Serves 4

  • 4 medium sweet potatos, peeled and cut in 1 1/2 inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons miso paste (I use white miso)
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss sweet potatos with olive oil and put in a bag with sesame seeds and shake to coat. Spread out on foil-lined baking sheet and roast until tender, about 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool.
  2. Whisk together remaining dressing ingredients. Toss gently with potato chunks. Serve at room temperature.

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about 5 years ago AntoniaJames

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This looks so tasty! Can't wait to try it. Seems so versatile. ;o)


over 5 years ago mrslarkin

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This sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe.


over 5 years ago healthierkitchen

Bought some sweet potatoes today - I'm intrigued by the flavor combinations and hope to try this out this week.


over 5 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

I bought sweet potatoes this weekend, for the purpose of making this. So looking forward to it. Stay tuned . . . . . ;o)


over 5 years ago susanmachin

I am going to try this week for sure! I made a fantastic marinade from white miso paste and's made famous by NOBU if you google nobu style black cod. Now i can use the rest of the miso and mirin trying this healthy sidedish! It sounds delicious!


over 5 years ago Kayb

One of my favorite things is to add a little honey to the dressing above and toss eggplant chunks with it...then roast them. Must try the cod!


over 5 years ago Brenna

This recipe sounds WONDERFUL. It's exceptionally health supportive, which is my forte. I hope to add it to my repertoire and serve it to my clients!


over 5 years ago Kayb

One of the several reasons I love sweet potatos. Of course, I also love them baked and slathered in butter, or fried crispy in oil, which is NOT so healthy....but IS so good! I also love to roast them in chunks with a dusting of paprika, just for a snack.