Nov 17, 2014
Japanese Restaurant Style Carrot Ginger Dressing
I could eat salad at every meal if I had this dressing on hand all the time. Wow! If you’ve ever had it, you know what I mean. That bright orange salad dressing they serve at Japanese restaurants… it’s so lively and fresh, with a zesty kick of ginger. Now you can make it yourself at home! All you need is a blender or a food processor and some fresh, easy-to-find ingredients. Enjoy!
Makes about 2 cups. Tanoshimu!
Japanese Restaurant Salad Dressing
A lively, fresh, oil-free dressing to brighten any salad!
- 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
- scant ½ cup diced, sweet onion (see note)
- 1″ knob of ginger, peeled and rough chopped
- 2 TBS diced celery
- 3 medjool dates, pitted
- 1 TBS tahini
- 1 TBS mellow white miso (any miso will do but the white miso is milder in flavor and has less sodium)
- 1 TBS rice vinegar
- ½ cup water
- Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender until smooth. Alternatively, you can use a food processor. Pulse the ingredients, scraping down the sides as needed until smooth.
I used red onion for this and it was a bit too assertive. I recommend using a sweeter onion, like Vidalia, or yellow onion.