The combination of miso and rich peanut butter creates an exciting dressing and dipping sauce that can be prepared in a flash. Miso lovers also know it as a tangy treat while it is great with salads or other appetizers.
- 1 large clove garlic, peeled
- 2-inch chunk fresh ginger, trimmed and cut into eighths
- ⅓ to ½ cup hot water 
- ½ cup unsalted peanut butter, regular or light/reduced-fat/sugar-free only
- 2 tablespoons sweet white miso
- 1 tablespoon shoyu
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- chili oil or ground cayenne pepper, to taste, optional
- Finely chop the garlic and ginger (this should be done with a food processor for best results).
- If using a food processor, scrape down the work bowl, and add ⅓ cup of water, the peanut butter, miso, and shoyu. (otherwise combine ingredients in a bowl) and blend until smooth. (if you do this by hand, the result will not be smooth, but no less tasty).
- Add the lime juice and a dash of chili oil (optional), and pulse a few times to distribute.
- Thin with additional water, if you wish.
- Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 5 days.
- Shake well before each use and thin with extra lime juice or water if the mixture thickens on standing.
- ↑ Using ⅓ cup water will result in a thickish dipping sauce, and ½ cup of water will make a more dressing-like consistency.
Nutritional Information Edit
Servings: 3 cups or 4-6 tablespoons