This recipe proves you don't need oil to make a fantastic salad dressing.
***Dijon: To basic dressing, add 1 to 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper.
***Chipotle: Use 1 canned chipotle chili in adobo sauce, split, seeded and finely minced. Add to basic dressing.
***Sesame-ginger: Add to basic dressing 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger, 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic, 1 teaspoon tamari and 1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil.
***Pesto: Add 1 tablespoon prepared pesto to basic dressing.
***Orange: Add 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh orange peel and 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice to basic dressing.
Use the basic Miso Dressing or Dijon variation for tossed green salads, the orange dressing for fruit salads, the chipotle for Southwestern-style salads with beans and corn, and the pesto for pasta salads. Try the sesame-ginger on salads with bean sprouts, water chestnuts, peanuts and other Asian flavors.