So my miso madness continues. Last night in addtion to finishing the rest of the miso broccoli soup, I made a nice little salad to go with it.
The salad itself is nothing more than lettuce, thinly sliced orange and yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced green onion and some cooked chicken that I picked up from Trader Joes. However, I also added a handful of shelled edamame and for a little crispy crunch I made some wonton crisps. They're really easy and are great for any salad with an Asian flavor.
First preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Next take a nonstick cookie sheet and drizzle maybe a tablespoon of sesame oil onto it. With a small brush, paint the whole surface with the oil. Then just take a couple wonton wrappers, slice them as thinly as you wish and lay them on the oiled surface. Slide the sheet in the oven and keep an eye on it. It should take between 3 to 8 minutes. Make sure they don't get too brown. Depending on how much oil you use, you may want to drain the wonton crisps on a sheet of paper towel.
As for the dressing, this recipe came from the lid to the container of miso.
4 1/2 tablespoons white miso
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 tablespoons dijon mustard
2 to 4 tablespoons honey (the recipe called for 4 1/2 which I thought was too sweet - I prefer a more vinegary dressing. Also the honey makes the dressing pretty thick, so the next time I make it I would use less. But it's all a matter of taste)
1 green onion, thinly sliced on an angle
In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients. Whisk until smooth and creamy. You probably won't need to add any salt, but you could grind in a little pepper. The flavor is interesting and complex and it's fantastically healthy. There's NO oil. (Not that I'm out to vilify oil. It's just such a nice pleasant surprise when something that is good for you actually tastes deliciously naughty)
Now, how pretty is that?
I saved a few of the wonton crisps and some of the sliced green onion and used them as a garnish for the soup.
It was a welcome addition. The soup is completely pureed and so crisps and the onion added a nice light texture.