Lemon-miso dressing

This citrusy vinaigrette gets its kick from fresh ginger and shallots.

Dressings are a great way to make healthy lunches more kid-friendly, so the whole family can share the same meal. This vinaigrette combines yellow miso—which has a mild, slightly sweet flavor—with acidic lemon, rich tamari, and zesty ginger. Drizzle it on salads, seafood, rice bowls, or as a dip with crudités, says Marissa Lippert, RD, a New York City-based nutritionist and owner of Nourish Baby, a food-delivery service for parents and newborns. Research shows that kids eat more veggies when they’re paired with a sauce.

Makes 1 cup

Prep time: 5 minutes

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Photography by Mariliana Arvelo


1 cup grapeseed oil
1 tablespoon tamari
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons shallots, minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons yellow miso
Salt, to taste


In a blender, emulsify all ingredients until well blended. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.