|A light, heat-friendly veggie in 5 minutes.|
Last night, I steamed some asparagus and threw together this ridiculously easy dipping sauce. Because it's light, it's perfect for the warm weather, when even hedonists like me don't feel like scarfing down a rich meal. The sauce gets it sweetness from a glop of agave nectar. The miso paste adds salty umami, while my beloved harissa adds a faint high note of heat. I tossed in some white sesame seeds, because I like how they look, polka-dotted against the emerald stalks. Don't limit yourself to dipping asparagus. You can also dip fresh carrots, cucumber slices, endive leaves, and raw zucchini slices. Although I haven't tried it yet, I think leftover sauce would also make a great salad dressing.
Sweet Miso Dipping Sauce
- 2 tsp yellow miso paste
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 T agave nectar
- About 1/4 tsp harissa, or to taste
- 2 tsp sesame seeds
In a small bowl, whisk together the first four ingredients until smooth. Stir in the sesame seeds, and start dipping.