Carrot Ginger Dressing にんじんドレッシング

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  • If you enjoy the refreshing salads served at Japanese restaurants, this delicious Carrot Ginger Dressing recipe is for you. Made with carrot, ginger, and miso, the sweet-tangy dressing will zest up your salad. It’s light, refreshing & healthy too!

    Carrot ginger dressing drizzled on the refreshing iceberg lettuce and cucumber slices.

    Many Japanese restaurants in the U.S. serve a salad with either Sesame Dressing or Carrot Ginger Dressing (にんじんドレッシング).  While the sesame dressing is creamy and mild, this carrot ginger dressing is light and refreshing with a kick of ginger.

    Why You’ll Love This Carrot Ginger Dressing

    • It’s SUPER easy and quick to make. Ready in 10 minutes.
    • Tastes just like the Japanese restaurant dressing you love. Maybe better!
    • Homemade dressings are healthier than store-bought.
    • Works great in any salad combination.
    • Look at the color. It’s bright, refreshing, and zingy!

    Carrot ginger dressing drizzled on the refreshing iceberg lettuce and cucumber slices.

    All You Need is 10 Pantry Ingredients!

    If you cook a few Japanese dishes, you will have these ingredients in your pantry and refrigerator.

    1. Carrot
    2. Onion
    3. Ginger
    4. Rice vinegar
    5. Oil
    6. Sesame oil
    7. Miso
    8. Sugar
    9. Salt
    10. Freshly ground black pepper

    That’s it, you can make the carrot ginger dressing right now! 🙂

    For the authentic taste, use rice vinegar because it is much milder in flavor than other vinegar.

    Watch How to Make Carrot Ginger Dressing

    Made with carrot, ginger, and miso, the sweet-tangy Carrot Ginger Dressing will zest up your salad!

    Use a Food Processor or Blender

    Using a food processor makes it easier to create a smooth texture for the dressing.

    Carrot Ginger Dressing | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

    I use my Cuisinart Food Processor that I have for years, but if you have a high-powered home blender such as Vitamix, it will work really nicely too.

    Carrot ginger dressing drizzled on the refreshing iceberg lettuce and cucumber slices.

    How to Store Carrot Ginger Dressing

    You can store this homemade dressing in an airtight container like a mason jar for up to 1 week in the refrigerator. I recommend pouring out the amount you use in another serving dish and put the rest of dressing back in the refrigerator right away. That way, you can keep it for up to 2 weeks. Shake well before you use it.

    Carrot ginger dressing drizzled on the refreshing iceberg lettuce and cucumber slices.

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    Carrot ginger dressing drizzled on the refreshing iceberg lettuce and cucumber slices.
    Carrot Ginger Dressing
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    10 mins
     

    Love the Carrot Ginger Dressing served at Japanese restaurants? Made with carrot, ginger, and miso, this sweet-tangy dressing will zest up your salad!

    Course: Condiments
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Keyword: carrot, dressing, ginger, miso, salad
    Servings: 6 (roughly 1 ½ cup)
    Author: Nami
    Ingredients
    • 1 carrot (4.8 oz, 135 g)
    • ¼ onion (2.5 oz, 70 g)
    • 1 inch ginger (0.6 oz, 17 g; preferably young/spring ginger for a milder taste)
    • 1 ½ Tbsp sugar
    • 1 Tbsp miso
    • ¼ kosher/sea salt (use half for table salt) (to taste)
    • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
    • 1 tsp sesame oil (roasted)
    • ½ cup rice vinegar
    • ¼ cup neutral-flavored oil (vegetable, canola, etc)
    Instructions
    1. Gather all the ingredients.

      Carrot Ginger Dressing Ingredients
    2. Peel the carrot and chop it into ½ to 1 inch pieces.

      Carrot Ginger Dressing 1
    3. Chop onion into 1-inch pieces.

      Carrot Ginger Dressing 2
    4. Peel the ginger and slice into small pieces. Put all the chopped vegetables into the food processor.

      Carrot Ginger Dressing 3
    5. Puree the veggies until fine and smooth.

      Carrot Ginger Dressing 4
    6. Add sugar, miso, salt, and pepper.

      Carrot Ginger Dressing 5
    7. Add sesame oil, rice vinegar, and oil.

      Carrot Ginger Dressing 6
    8. Process until the dressing is completely smooth. Taste the dressing and adjust with salt. If it's too sour, add a bit more sugar. If you prefer the dressing to be lighter, add water to thin it (I don't add water so the dressing will last longer).

    To Serve and Store
    1. Shake well before you serve over a green salad (here I have iceberg lettuce, cucumber slices, and tomatoes). You can store the dressing in an airtight container like a mason jar for up to 1 week. If you take out the portion you need and put the dressing back into the refrigerator right away, you can keep it for up to 2 weeks.

      Carrot ginger dressing drizzled on the refreshing iceberg lettuce and cucumber slices.
    Recipe Notes

    Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.

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    Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Mar 23, 2014. The post has been updated with new images and step-by-step images in April 2020.

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