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Asparagus with Miso Dressing

Miso is one of those superfoods that is readily incorporated into all sorts of recipes. It has that wonderful umami property; and since it is a fermented food, it’s really great for your intestinal microbiome. This particular dressing is great on all sorts of things, including broccoli and fish.

Ingredients

  • Fresh asparagus
  • Greens, such as kale, arugula, &/or spinach

Ingredients for Miso Dressing

  • 1 garlic clove, minced (see note)1-2 Tbsp white or yellow miso
  • ½ tsp grated or minced fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp dark sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice, optional
  • Pinch of cayenne, optional

Preparation

  1. Cook the asparagus any way you like, such as microwaving it for a few minutes in a little water, or roasting it at 425 degrees for ten minutes or so, or grilling it.
  2. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a food processor.
  3. Place the greens (we steamed the kale a bit, but you don’t have to) on a plate.
  4. Cover with asparagus, cut up if you like.
  5. Top with dressing.

Notes:

If you put the garlic clove in the processor first, before any of the other ingredients, then you can mince it that way.

This dressing will keep for a week in your refrigerator. We doubled the recipe so that we could use it with other foods.