Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pineapple and Cilantro Salad with Miso Dressing

We first had pineapple and miso at Café Atlántico in DC and it is flavor combination that I have loved ever since. It is wonderful used in salsa or as a salad like I had it today. I could eat this salad every day. This is a very simple recipe but one that is better than the sum of its parts, in my opinion. Here is what I did.

Pineapple and Cilantro Salad with Miso Dressing
Serves 1


1 teaspoon white miso
2 teaspoons mirin
2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
¼ cup cilantro, roughly chopped


Whisk the miso and mirin together until the miso has completely dissolved. Add the pineapple and cilantro and stir to combine. This is best served cold.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving
Calories - 85.28
Calories From Fat (3%) - 2.93

Total Fat - 0.39g
Saturated Fat - 0.05g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 111.76mg
Potassium - 239.99mg
Total Carbohydrates - 23.45g
Fiber - 2.49g
Sugar - 15.45g
Protein - 1.29g


This is a fast salad that has great flavor. If you want to change this a little it is also good with diced cucumber, jicama, water chestnuts, orange and/or red onion added.

Unrelated Note:

Sorry for the short post. Today has been a little frenetic.


  1. Yummy. Very excited about this new combo. I really appreciate the fact that you mentioned it yesterday!

  2. Heather,

    I have had pineapple and miso on the brain since we talked about it. This was destined to be part of my lunch today. ;-)

    talk to you later,

  3. my ocd is interfering...i would never be able to eat this, lol!OMGosh. fruit cant touch other things dont you know that?

    *except for pb and apples

  4. Michelle,

    You don't know what you are missing. This is a good combination.


  5. yum, what a freshing and tangy taste combo...

  6. Rose,

    I think you will really like this one. Something about miso and pineapple is simply amazing.


  7. Oh my goodness, this sounds SO good! I love pineapple and cilantro, so why not put them together?! Yum! I bet this would be good with flax sprinkled on top, too, for some healthy fats in there!


  8. Courtney,

    What a great idea the flaxseeds are. I can see this with hulled hemp seeds as well!


  9. what kind of a fork is that? also i found myself thinking about this recipe all day, maybe i do need to give it a try. i need to buy miso, there are so many things that you have done with it that i want o try.also i reread what i wrote and im so sorry if that sounded mean,it was just my first reaction and i shouldnt be so grouchy,

  10. Michelle,

    You don't have to apologize you didn't sound mean, you sounded like you ... saying the first thing that popped into your head. I understood completely. ;-)

    The fork is for appetizers. I have them in many different colors. They are very small and great for little dishes like this.

    I really like miso, as you noticed. I think you should give it a go. It makes a great no fat base for salad dressing with some mirin, or orange juice.


  11. Alicia,
    I love the idea of pineapple and miso! How clever!!!!!

    Well I have finally read through half of your archives now!!!
    I like to read the entire sites of people I follow, and girl I have to tell you, you have alot of blogs!!! LOL, I love your ad hoc at home recipes...and I am planning on making your pork seitan soon!

  12. Brandi,

    I wish I could take credit for the pineapple and miso, but I have Jose Andreas to thank for that. It is a nice combo. You should try it.

    How in the world have you managed to read all that. Since I wrote them I know how many of them you have been through.

    I need to get back to making the ad hoc recipes. The snow got in the way of that since I was doing it with a friend that lives 20 miles away. Thanks for the reminder.

    have a good evening,

  13. Your pineapple salad looks fantastic, Alicia! I love pineapple and this recipe is calling my name. I believe I could eat this salad every day too, YUM! I also love the idea of using diced cucumber, jicama, water chestnuts or orange.

  14. Alicia,
    Everynight for about two hours I read blogs. Since yours is rather large, I have been reading it for about a week. I am also a speed reader so therefore I usually read 3-4 books a week. I haven't been reading a ton lately due to my writing and all the things I am involved with, so I am making it up by reading your blog!!!

    It is very interesting!!

    Here are some of my favorite things you have written about.

    Ad hoc
    soy isolate
    smoked vegan mozzerella
    green tea
    your almond milk blog interested me so much I went and bought some and I love it. I wish I had read it before I bought 50 lbs. of organic soy beans though..All of your dressings you make, and I love that you pack your husband a lunch everyday! I do that too, and I thought it was awesome!!!

    I have trouble sleeping so I am up late alot, like this morning, it is 4:19am....and here I am.

    :) anyway...I will talk to you later today!!!

  15. Brandi,

    I am amazed that you have read that much of the blog. It must be taking a while, even reading quickly. Good to know you are enjoying it.

    I love almond milk too. It is my go to non-dairy milk.

    Most days I pack Dan's lunch. I miss an occassional day, but not many. I like to know he is eating healthy food. Can you say OCD?

    Here is hoping you get a nap today.

    talk to you later,

  16. Oraphan,

    This salad has your name written all over it. I think you will like it.


  17. This looks absolutely delicious! I wish I had some pineapple on hand right now...

  18. Beatrice,

    Thanks! It is simple but I love this one. I hope you remember it when you have a pineapple on hand.



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