Orange Miso Dressing with Dill

A ball glass jar filled with orange miso dressing speckled with chopped dill bits

One of the best things about discovering food is suddenly imagining all the places it belongs. Such is my relationship with dill. Dill was a plant that I had heard of. I might even have eaten a few things with dill. Then suddenly I decided I wanted to cook with dill and now I see the possibilities. This Orange Miso Dressing with Dill is one of those possibilities.

I love making sauces and dressings. Making new sauces and dressings represent a little change in routine that oven has big payoffs. When I make salads or roast vegetables for meal prep, it can get a bit boring eating them with the same dressing. By introducing new flavors via the dressing, I can do just a little more work. I made this orange miso dressing with dill to go with the a poached salmon bowl with vegetables and grains.

Miso is one of those condiments that I forced myself to discover a few years ago. I had drunk miso soup at many sushi places. It seem I spotted a tub of miso paste in store every time. Finally, I heeded the call and started cooking with miso. I love it for the heartiness it adds to food. For makes the savory more pronounced and tempers the sweet. This makes it a great anchor in the Orange Miso Dressing with Dill.

A white shallow plate filled with quinoa, broccoli and flakes orange dill poached salmon

One little tip I have adopted to save me heartache when I make dressings it to make it with a blender blades. Turns out the blender base of my Oster blender fits over the small mouth opening of the ball jars. I am able to add all my ingredients into the ball jar and blend.

A ball glass jar filled with orange miso dressing speckled with chopped dill bits

Orange Miso Dressing With Dill

This recipe is almost a no-recipe but a suggestion. The Orange Miso Dressing with Dill is creamy and works so well with fish. I have had it with poached salmon and it would work with milder fishes like cod and Dover sole.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Salad, Sauce


  • 1/4 cup orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp red miso
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped Dill


  • Add all ingredients into a bowl and whisk together until you achieve a smooth creamy consistency. If you decide to make this in a blender, leave out the dill. Once the dressing is smooth in the blender, mix in the dill with a spoon.
Keyword dill, miso, orange, tahini

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