I love going to Japanese restaurants and getting salad with carrot and ginger dressing. Sometimes I crave this dressing at home. I decided to try to make my own version. After looking at a couple recipes, I found one that looked fairly easy.
Make the dressing by taking 3 medium carrots and coarsely chop them. Peel and cut 1/4 cup ginger. I use less ginger than regular recipes because I do not like it too strong. You will also need 1/4 shallots. Cut this coarsely and combine all three ingredients.
In a separate bowl, portion out 1/4 cup water, 1/4 rice vinegar, 1 Tbsp soy sauce, 1 Tbsp sesame oil, 1/2 cup vegetable oil and a dash of salt.
In a food processor, chop up the carrots, shallots, ginger and liquid until you get a nice puree.
You may have noticed that the carrots I used was pale yellow and purple so my puree because a pinkish colour. If you used orange carrots, you would get something that resembles what you get from a restaurant.
The dressing works well with any salad and stores in the fridge for about a week!
- 3 medium carrots
- 1/4 cup ginger
- 1/4 cup shallots
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup water
- salt to taste
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