This is a great dressing for winter as it has enough oomph and body to stand up to the hearty last crops of kale or to cabbage-based salads. As is often the case, this is a recipe that is really just a jumping-off point for figuring out a dressing that you love and will use every day of winter! So here we go: start with a 1/4 c of oil, we love both olive and walnut, and mix in 1/8 c of maple syrup. Add a generous tablespoon of miso - for our most recent batch we used a sweet white miso (made, of course, in Vermont) but you can try any miso you like. Stir well and then add a generous slosh of apple cider vinegar. If you like a thinner vinaigrette with some body to it, stop here. But if you are looking for a thicker version try adding a tablespoon of plain yogurt and mixing well.
Not sure what to put this dressing on? We love a hearty kale, cabbage, and apple salad with the thicker yogurt and miso-based dressing. Or try root vegetables and citrus, we used roasted beets and oranges with the thinner vinaigrette and loved that combo.
Play around with these ingredients to perfect your own version of a miso-maple dressing, and enjoy!