Japanese Ginger Carrot Dressing

japanese ginger carrot dressing mixedIf you’ve ever been to a Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant in the states, then you’ve had a taste of this dressing, atop a small bowl of iceberg lettuce, right next to your miso soup. Did you know that carrots are the key ingredient? I sure didn’t. This dressing had me baffled for years. Why don’t they call it carrot-ginger dressing? Give a girl a break.



The recipe:

  •          2 peeled carrots
  •          ¼ of a large onion
  •          1 ½ inch hunk of ginger
  •          1 tbsp miso paste
  •          4 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  •          1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  •          4 tbsp water
  •          1 tbsp honey
  •          Black pepper to taste

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Add the ingredients to a blender and blend for a minute or two for a smooth dressing. You’ll have enough for two salads. For dinner tonight, I poured this over a simple green salad with cucumber, and it got rave reviews.

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2 comments on “Japanese Ginger Carrot Dressing

  1. I have to try that! Where do you get the miso paste?

    • naturallydiy says:

      Hi Gardengalmerissa!

      You can get miso paste from any of the local Japanese stores. Look for みそ (miso) or ask “miso wa doko desu ka” for where is the miso. There are many varieties; red, brown, white, and others. The white miso paste will have a lighter taste, but you can use any type.

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