Crunchy Pea Salad with Miso Dressing

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.

  • Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)


  • 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 none garlic clove, minced
  • 1 none (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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 68none
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 2.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 2.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 9.6g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 265mg
  • Calcium: 26mg

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