Oil-Free Tomato, Kalamata & Miso Salad Dressing

Dressing in BowlWhen it comes to salad dressing, I’m on auto-pilot.  It takes me mere seconds to whip up an oil-free vinaigrette and it’s really light and wonderful – but – it’s getting a bit tired.  Enter the ripe tomatoes Kel has been bringing in from the garden.  In went some olives and miso because everything tastes better with them.  The dates temper the tangy acid and the vegetable broth lends richness.  Takes almost as much time to make this oil-free miso salad dressing as it does my old standby.  Vary this by using fresh herbs instead of dry or a different vinegar.

Oil-free Tomato, Kalamata & Miso Salad Dressing
Serves 6
A great way to use homegrown tomatoes coming in from the garden, this oil-free dressing elevates even the simplest bowl of fresh greens.
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
42 calories
9 g
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1 g
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60 g
170 g
6 g
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1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 42
Calories from Fat 7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 170mg
Total Carbohydrates 9g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 large ripe tomato, cored and cut into big chunks
  2. 2 tsp. lemon juice
  3. 2 Tbsp. water
  4. 2 Tbsp. low salt vegetable broth (or water)
  5. 1 tsp. white wine vinegar
  6. 2 small pitted dates, chopped
  7. 8 pitted Kalamata olives
  8. 1 clove garlic
  9. 1 Tbsp. brown rice miso paste
  10. pinch black pepper
  11. pinch dried oregano
  12. pinch dried basil
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
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35 thoughts on “Oil-Free Tomato, Kalamata & Miso Salad Dressing

  1. cmb0096

    That sounds like it would be fantastic with fresh basil. Or dill. Or cilantro. Okay, just about any fresh herb–yum!


  2. Choc Chip Uru

    You make me want to eat huge helpings of salad with this dressing 😀
    You’re magic 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  3. Cauldrons and Cupcakes

    You had me at miso… Just made this – how quick is it to whip up!!! Confess I ate a goodly portion with a spoon just testing it. I subbed fresh oregano and parsley as it’s what was in the garden. IFreezing here, so I am using it over roasted root vegetables for lunch. Heavenly 😀 xx

  4. * Vegan Sparkles *

    mmmmm, I’m loving the sound of the tangy ingredients with the herbs and love the idea of using it on a roast veg salad as well.

  5. tearoomdelights

    That looks like it might be a nice soup! I like the idea of it hot with the roasted veggies Nicole suggested. I’d love to see some photos of Kel’s tomatoes, too, I love vine tomatoes and wish I grew them myself.

  6. Sophie33

    I just made this stunning & tasty dressing! I had some salad left over from dinner yesterday & had to make it! But I used white miso because that was what i had in the fridge.
    It was superb! Recently, I tried white miso for the very first time & loved it. This dressing tasted the best! A unique & fab recipe! My husband agreed with me! 😉

    1. Monica

      Hi, Can you use fresh tomatoes inasetd of tinned ones, and do you have to skin them and take out all the tomato seeds to use them? This looks like a great recipe, thank you. Lots of Love Misscpb xxx

  7. Brittany

    All the more reason to whip out the blender!! I need a good vegan salad dressing, marking this for the future!

  8. Somer

    Ok, I NEED to make that! I made an oil free hummus type dressing that was super tasty but the tomato/miso combination has me salivating! Too bad my dog thinks he is a vegetarian and keeps eating all my produce that needs a bit more ripening and sunshine off my counter-top. I need to booby trap it. He ate a full bunch of bananas (skins on), 12 plums and 6 tomatoes just this weekend while we were at church. Ratbag! He does not, however, touch the wheat grass 😉

  9. keepinitkind

    What a great way to use fresh tomatoes! And with the olives- heavenly! I agree with Cauldrons and Cupcakes- roasted veggies would be a lovely pairing. 🙂

  10. Richgail Enriquez

    I’m alot worse, at least your go-to dressing is homemade, mine is store bought. I shall make the transition though. Thanks for this recipe… I LOVE kalamata olives!

  11. Gabby @ the veggie nook

    What is it about miso that just elevates something from tasty to pure genius? I love adding it to dishes, I must try this!

  12. Basil

    Literally JUST finished a huge salad with this on it… thanks, this got me out of a salad dressing rut! Love the olives and tomatoes, they are original!


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