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Orange-Miso Sauce

Orange-Miso Sauce
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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.

Prep: 10 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes
  • 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)
  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.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 3/4 cup
  • Calories53
  • Fat5 g
    • Saturated fat0 g
  • Cholesterol0 g
  • Carbohydrates2 g
    • Dietary fiber0 g
  • Protein0 g
  • Sodium135 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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