Sesame Sweet Potato Salad with Miso Ginger Dressing

By • May 23, 2010 8 Comments



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

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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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