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Chopped Miso Salad

Chopped Miso Salad

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean the end of salad eating, winter is the time for slaw! Here is a suggestion of how to create a delicious and beautiful salad that is a mix-and-match style recipe. One shredded cabbage serves about 4 people, but scale it up or down depending on your needs.


  • 1 medium cabbage (red, green or savoy work)

  • Some crunchy veg: shaved radishes, grated carrots or beets, sliced shallots

  • Something toasty: almonds, cashews, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds

  • A protein: tofu, soft-boiled eggs, any left-over pre-cooked protein

  • Anything fermented: kimchi, pickled chilis

Miso Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons miso

  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered mustard

  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar

  • 1/3 cup mild flavored extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 spoonful of pure toasted sesame oil

How to assemble it all:

  1. Shred up the cabbage (take out the core)

  2. Chop up your other ingredients to a similar size

  3. Put all the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together

  4. Use a little dressing to coat the cabbage, get creative layering the other ingredients in the salad and then add more dressing on top. Voila!

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup - H. L. Mencken