Crunchy Pea Salad with Miso Dressing

Miso is a fermented soybean paste that's added for flavor. This Japanese culinary staple is available in a variety of flavors and colors and has a consistency similar to peanut butter. Yellow miso is a good choice if you only want to keep one type of miso on hand.


12 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 3 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 68
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 2.3 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Protein 2.8 g
Carbohydrate 9.6 g
Fiber 2.9 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 265 mg
Calcium 26 mg


1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
2 tablespoons light yellow miso
2 tablespoons bottled minced ginger
1 1/2 tablespoons mirin (sweet rice wine) or white grape juice
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (16-ounce) package frozen petite green peas, thawed
2 cups matchstick-cut carrots
1 cup diced seeded cucumber (about 1 small)
1/2 cup sliced green onions (about 4)
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted


1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until blended.

2. Combine peas and next 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add dressing, and toss gently.