recipe

This “shake-ahead” salad dressing harnesses the power of mayonnaise and two different oils to stay emulsified and pourable straight from the refrigerator.

safety
  • Uses a knife
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 25 minutes
yield
  • Serves 4

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Prepare Ingredients

Dressing

2 tablespoons
white miso
1 tablespoon
mayonnaise
2 teaspoons
honey
¼ cup
unseasoned rice vinegar
¼ teaspoon
salt
¼ cup plus ¼ cup
extra-virgin olive oil, measured separately
¼ cup
vegetable oil

Salad

4 cups
mixed baby lettuce (4 ounces)
2
Persian cucumbers, ends trimmed and chopped
1 cup
snow peas, strings removed and cut in half
1 tablespoon
toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Gather Cooking Equipment

1
(12- to 16-ounce) jar with tight-fitting lid
Fork
Large bowl
Liquid measuring cup
Tongs
1
 
2 tablespoons
white miso
1 tablespoon
mayonnaise
2 teaspoons
honey

For the dressing: Add miso, mayonnaise, and honey to jar. Use fork to stir until mixture is well combined.

 
2
 
¼ cup
unseasoned rice vinegar
¼ teaspoon
salt

Add vinegar and salt and cover jar with lid to seal. Shake until smooth, about 10 seconds.

 
3
 
¼ cup plus ¼ cup
extra-virgin olive oil, measured separately

Remove lid. Add ¼ cup olive oil and re-cover jar with lid. Shake until combined, about 10 seconds. Add remaining ¼ cup olive oil and repeat shaking.

 
4
 
¼ cup
vegetable oil

Add vegetable oil and shake until dressing is smooth and slightly thickened. (Dressing can be refrigerated for up to 1 week. Shake briefly before using.)

 
5
 
4 cups
mixed baby lettuce (4 ounces)
2
Persian cucumbers, ends trimmed and chopped
1 cup
snow peas, strings removed and cut in half
1 tablespoon
toasted sesame seeds (optional)

For the salad: In large bowl, combine lettuce, cucumbers, and snow peas. Measure out ¼ cup dressing and drizzle over salad. Use tongs to toss until salad is well coated with dressing. Sprinkle salad with sesame seeds (if using). Serve.