Carrot Ginger Dressing Recipe

Are you tired of bland, store-bought salad dressings? Ready to elevate your salads with something fresh, flavorful, and packed with health benefits?

Look no further than this Homemade Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing recipe! Inspired by the vibrant flavors of Asian cuisine at your favorite restaurants, this dressing combines the zing of fresh ginger with the sweetness of carrots, creating a truly delicious and nutritious addition to any salad.

Ingredients and Their Benefits:

  • Carrots: These vibrant veggies are rich in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that promotes healthy vision and skin. Adding carrots to your dressing not only boosts its nutritional value but also enhances its natural sweetness.
  • Ginger: Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger is a digestive superhero. It aids in soothing stomach discomfort, easing nausea, and relieving muscle pain. Incorporating ginger into your dressing adds a zesty kick and a dose of natural healing.
  • Honey: Nature’s sweet remedy, honey is more than just a sweetener. It boasts antimicrobial properties that can soothe sore throats and support your immune system. Drizzling honey into your dressing adds a touch of sweetness and a wealth of health benefits.
  • Lime Juice: Packed with vitamin C, lime juice boosts collagen production, promoting radiant skin and a strong immune system. Its tangy flavor adds a refreshing twist to your dressing, tantalizing your taste buds with each spoonful.
  • Sea Salt: Beyond enhancing flavor, sea salt provides essential minerals and electrolytes, supporting hydration and nerve function. A pinch of sea salt elevates the taste and nutritional value of your dressing, enhancing both flavor and health.
  • Olive Oil: Heart-healthy and antioxidant-rich, olive oil supports cardiovascular health and reduces inflammation. Drizzle it generously over your salads for a dose of nourishing goodness and a touch of Mediterranean flair.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: This tangy elixir supports digestion, regulates blood sugar levels, and aids in weight loss. Incorporating apple cider vinegar into your dressing adds a delightful tang and a host of health benefits.
  • Sesame Oil: Rich and nutty, sesame oil adds depth and complexity to your dressing. It’s packed with healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals, infusing your salad with savory goodness and irresistible aroma.
  • Coconut Aminos: A gluten-free alternative to soy sauce, coconut aminos add depth of flavor without the added sodium. Perfect for those with dietary restrictions, coconut aminos transform your dressing into a culinary masterpiece.

Try it out and leave a comment telling me how you liked it. Enjoy!

Check out some of my other recipes with tons of flavor – Thai Curry Soup, Pumpkin Coconut Curry Soup, and Jessi Kha Soup.

Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing

Say goodbye to store-bought dressings! Whip up this gluten-free, dairy-free Homemade Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing in minutes for a burst of flavor and gut-friendly goodness. Inspired by your favorite Asian restaurants, now you can enjoy the same deliciousness at home.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: dairy-free, Gluten-Free, Plant-Based, salad dressing
Servings: 16

Equipment

  • 1 Food Processor You can use a blender instead.

Ingredients

  • 4 Large Carrots Peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger chopped
  • 2 tbsp Local Honey
  • 3 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 cups Olive oil, extra-virgin
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil, toasted
  • 2 tsp coconut aminos
  • water (if needed)

Instructions

  • Preparation: Peel and roughly chop the carrots. Peel and chop the ginger.
  • Blend Ingredients: In a blender, combine the chopped carrots, ginger, honey, lime juice, and sea salt. Blend until smooth (this may take a few minutes).
  • Add Oils and Vinegar: With the blender still running, slowly pour in the olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Then add the toasted sesame oil and coconut aminos.
  • Taste and Adjust: Taste the dressing and adjust the seasoning if needed, adding more salt or lime juice according to your preference.
  • Adjust Consistency: If the dressing is too thick, add water gradually until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Serving Size: This recipe yields approximately 16 servings, each serving being about 2 tablespoons.
  • Serve: Transfer the dressing to a jar or bottle. Store it in the refrigerator for up to one week. Shake well before using.
  • Enjoy: Drizzle the dressing over your favorite salads and enjoy the burst of flavor!

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