Miso Ranch Dressing

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: Classic ranch dressing gets perked up with a big dollop of white miso.Emma Laperruque

Makes: 1 1/4 cups
Prep time: 10 min


  • 1/3 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons white miso
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped dill
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 pinch smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 pinch kosher salt, or to taste
In This Recipe


  1. Combine the yogurt, mayo, and miso in a bowl. Stir with a fork until smooth. Add the buttermilk and stir again. Add the rest of the ingredients. Adjust to taste as needed: More vinegar for pucker and thinness. More mayo or yogurt for richness and thickness. More dijon and cayenne for kick. And on and on. Chill before serving.

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Reviews (11) Questions (0)

11 Reviews

caarin October 7, 2018
I could drink this by the gallon. Only change - one clove of garlic and I didn't have dill. Can't wait to make it again. And again. And again. Thankfully I have some leftover for tomorrow.
Author Comment
Emma L. October 7, 2018
Hehe that's quite the compliment—thank you!
Stephanie G. October 2, 2018
This is very good. I had kefir so I used that in place of buttermilk. I didn't have any fresh herbs and it was fine without. I put it on lots of things... carrots, celery, a kale salad with avocado and tomatoes. I imagine it would be great in many ways.
Author Comment
Emma L. October 2, 2018
So glad you enjoyed, Stephanie!
sherry August 30, 2018
What brand of miso did you use?
Author Comment
Emma L. September 4, 2018
I love Miso Master! You can order it online, or usually find it at Whole Foods. https://great-eastern-sun.com/shop/miso-master-miso/miso-master-organic-mellow-white-miso/
Beth July 8, 2018
How long will it keep in fridge?
Author Comment
Emma L. July 8, 2018
Figure at least 5 days. From there, I like to give it a quick smell/taste check before using.
Beth H. July 3, 2018
Would love the recipe to the gorgeous salad in the picture!
Author Comment
Emma L. July 5, 2018
Hi Beth! We actually didn't use a recipe :) But it's more or less a Cobb salad: baby kale; avocado; soft-boiled eggs; roast chicken; blue cheese; and bacon.
kevyn June 18, 2018
Just served this dressing again last night over Little Gems, red onion, and cherry tomatoes and it is so delicious I can’t stop making it.