Sunday, September 11, 2011

Colorful Radicchio salad with Miso Balsamic Vinaigrette

With my homemade miso, I make miso balsamic vinaigrette. It's a multi-purpose vinaigrette.

Here is the list of ingredients:

1/4C balsamic vinegar
1T dijon mustard
2T miso paste
1 shallot, minced
2 small cloves garlic, grated
1/2 tablespoon grated ginger
3/4C extra virgin olive oil (optional: replace 2 tablespoons with avocado blood orange oil)
a little squeeze of lime juice
salt and pepper to taste

Whisk together the first 6 ingredients. Slowly add the oil while continuing to whisk.
Adjust the flavor by adding a little lime juice, salt and pepper.

This vinaigrette goes very well with radicchio, so I mixed radicchio. The deep miso flavor with the bitter radicchio flavor go well together. In this salad, I have radicchio, shaved fennel, haricot verde, carrot, swiss cheese, chick peas, and roasted sesame seeds. Very nice.