My godmother Clarissa is a fantastic chef. She is also one my best friends and mentors. Clarissa is an acupuncturist and herbalist (Chinese herbs) here in Portland and the owner of Jade Acupuncture in NW Portland (the best place in PDX for acupuncture and massage… Not that I’m biased). It’s Clarissa that I double-check all of my food and health facts with, since I’m pretty sure that she knows everything there is to know about natural health. To add to the list of her extensive talents, she is also an awesome gardener. This spring we have a forest of cilantro (coriander to all you non-US anglophones) and we’re coming up with all kinds of uses for it. This salad dressing is up for best contender right now!
big bunch of fresh cilantro (coriander)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/8-1/4 rice vinegar (to taste)
1/4 cup white miso
1 tablespoon of mustard
2″ fresh ginger root grated
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Combine ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.