Miso Mayo Dip

Happy post Super Bowl 2022, Valentine’s Day, and Single Awareness Day! 

 

Yes I know…I know you guys get so many chocolates, cookies, and what…cup cakes? You name it, but anything fancy looking treats from your partners, friends, or even from yourself, but am I the only one who started to want something savory with light, healthy snacks? Now it’s time to detox, so assemble some crunchy fresh vegetable sticks and dip to go back to a healthy lifestyle!

 

So have you ever thought about using miso except miso soup? 

 

What’s Miso?

It’s a paste of fermented soybeans made with a type of mold, koji(don’t worry, it’s not the same type that you absolutely need to stay away from. Koji is actually aromatic and used in a variety of Japanese cuisine like sake, soy sauce, or miso.)

 

I mainly use miso to make ramen broth or soup, but this time I thought it’s a good idea to add Asian touch to my dips, so here we go to the recipe!

Ready to cook? Let’s cook!

 

<Today’s Recipe>

Miso Mayo Dip

miso mayo dip

<Ingredients>

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<Directions>

Mix all together in a mixing bowl and assemble with your favorite vegetables. 

 

<Cooking Tips>

Miso can get stiff when stored in a fridge for a long time. If your miso is a little hard, pour 1 teaspoon of warm water to miso and mix well before combining with mayo. This may help to soften miso and make it easy to mix with mayo too. 

miso mayo dip

Incredibly easy, right? Creamy mayo with umami-packed miso boost up naturally sweet fresh vegetables flavor, and a kick from chili pepper makes you want more. 

 

This time I used broccoli and cauliflower, but I also enjoyed it with sweet peppers, carrots, and celery! Gather up your favorite fresh vegetables and save up some chocolates for a later “oh-no-I-need-sugar-right-now” moment! That happens to me at the end/beginning of the month by the way…I always get so shocked that the month is already ending/starting! 

 

<A Little Culture Memo>

The type I used for miso is white(shiro) miso, the one I grew up eating with. But Japanese people from a specific western place tend to get red(aka) miso, so you can perhaps guess where your Japanese friend comes from depending on which miso they choose. Aka-miso got a more savory, smoky flavor with a dark reddish brown color. If you’re lucky enough to find red miso, you should probably reduce the amount of miso in this miso mayo dip since red miso got stronger flavor. 

 

I hope you like my dips. It’s not only a healthy snack idea but also a great potluck item or appetizer for a fancy night, so even though Valentine’s Day passed, you can still enjoy special occasions vibes!

miso mayo dip

<Other Recipes Using Miso>

It’s still soup season, right? Creamy Pumpkin Miso Soup

creamy pumpkin miso soup

The savory aroma will be wafted from the oven! Roasted Eggplant Miso Ginger Sauce

eggplant miso ginger sauce

Refreshing lunch idea! Miso Mayo Soba Salad

miso mayo soba salad

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

8 Comments Add yours

  1. johnrieber says:

    I grew up on Mayo, especially in tartar sauce – so Miso Mayo is a perfect taste for me!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Yay thank you John! I bet you had a great Valentine’s Day, so now eat veg and dips. Just make sure you don’t dip in too much🤣

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  2. Laura says:

    I use mayo for making homemade dressings, so this sounds like a delicious, new way to have an easy umami dip for veggies.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Ah miso dressing is so good👀💕 I added a little ginger in it and the flavor is like 💣😁👍💕✨

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  3. Livia says:

    Oh, that dip sounds and looks very delicious! 🤩 Thanks a lot also for the very interesting information about the different miso. I‘ve never used it until now but your dip made me curious. 😊👍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Livia! I prefer shiro-miso but some people from westside prefer aka-miso. I wish I could send you some for taste test. We may come up with some delish food idea together🙌💕✨

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      1. Livia says:

        I will have a look next time I go out for doing groceries. Maybe I‘ll be able to find Miso here, too 😊👍

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