Green Salad with Walnut and Bean Dressing

Kurumi Miso Aé


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Appears in

An American Taste of Japan

An American Taste of Japan

By Elizabeth Andoh

Published 1985

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This salad is a delightful combination of crisp greens and crunchy nuts with an aromatic bean-paste dressing. Serve this with any meal–Oriental or Occidental.


Salad Dressing

  • 1 teaspoon mirin (syrupy rice wine)
  • ¼ teaspoon superfine sugar


In the top of a double boiler, combine the syrupy rice wine, superfine sugar, and dark bean paste. Stir over medium heat until glossy and bubbly (about 2 minutes). Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the rice vinegar and water. Place the pan over a bowl of ice, or chill in the refrigerator until no longer warm. With a whisk, beat in the walnut oil.

In a clean, dry skillet, dry-roas