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    Orange-Miso Sauce

    Mild, nutty flaxseed oil, the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids, provides the perfect base for salty miso and sweet orange juice. This sauce is delightful over grilled eggplant, fish and chicken or used as a salad dressing.


    • 1/4 cup sweet white miso, (see Ingredient notes)
    • 1 tablespoon orange zest
    • 1/4 cup orange juice
    • 1/4 cup flaxseed oil, (see Ingredient notes) or canola oil
    • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon mirin, (optional)


    Step 1
    Combine miso, orange zest and juice, oil, ginger, rice vinegar and mirin (if using) in a small bowl and whisk until thoroughly blended.


    Ingredient Notes: Made from fermented soybeans, miso is a common ingredient in Japanese cooking. There are different types of miso, in shades ranging from white and yellow to reddish brown and dark brown. Available at health-food stores and Japanese markets.


    Flaxseed oil, pressed from flaxseeds, is a valued as a source of omega-3 fatty acids. It is highly perishable, so store in the refrigerator and use as soon as possible. Available at natural-foods stores.

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