Spinach-Herb Miso Sauce

Miso is a fermented soybean paste that has a salty, savory essence and thick consistency. There are different categories of miso, but the mild, delicate flavor of white miso works best in this sauce. It is often sold refrigerated.

Spinach-Miso Sauce in dish over noodles
Photo: Adam Albright
Total Time:
15 mins
1 cup


  • 2 cup lightly packed fresh baby spinach leaves

  • ¾ cup lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves

  • ½ cup white miso paste

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • Dash crushed red pepper

  • 4 - 6 tablespoon water

  • Toasted sesame seeds (optional)


  1. In a blender or food processor combine first eight ingredients (through crushed red pepper). Cover and blend or process until smooth. Continue blending or processing, adding enough of the water to reach desired consistency.

  2. To serve, toss 2 Tbsp. sauce with every 1 cup hot cooked noodles. If desired, sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

53 Calories
2g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 53
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 476mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 2.6mg 13%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 12mg 0%
Folate, total 14.4mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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