It doesn't take much to make this incredible dressing. The simplicity of this recipe lies in paying tribute to the beauty of the flavors of both carrots and ginger. Blend fresh carrots, garlic, and some minor flavor enhancers, and boom. Plus, this dressing is loaded with nutrition, has less than 1g of carbs (pssst it's keto friendly), and did I mention it's better than the one you'll find at Trader Joe's?
How to a Simple Carrot-Ginger Dressing
There's no secret to this. It's as simple as prep, blend, taste and store.
To make this magical yellowish-orange sauce, you'll need the following ingredients.
- 2 Carrots, peeled, rough chop
- 1 tablespoon ginger, peeled, grated
- ⅓ cup rice vinegar
- ½ cup grapeseed oil
- ¼ cup sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon Coconut aminos or Tamari
- 1 teaspoon honey
- ½ teaspoon miso (optional)
- Pinch Kosher salt and black pepper
- Cutting board
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Zester or small grater
Step One: Peel, Cut, Grate
Wash carrots and ginger. Peel carrots and discard skin. Cut the top of the carrot and also discard. Peel ginger using a spoon and discard skin. Ever wondered why peeling fresh ginger and turmeric is better to do so with a spoon? I explain this pro-tip in this delicious almond-turmeric sauce recipe
Cut carrots into smaller pieces and add into blender. Grate ginger into blender using a zester or small grater. You can also cut the ginger into smaller pieces, but grating it removes any difficult fibrous parts, and removes the pulp of the ginger.
Step Two: Blend and Store
In the same blender, add the rice vinegar, sesame oil, nutritional yeast, coconut aminos, honey, and miso. Blend starting slow and increasing speed to medium. Once at medium, slowly add grape seed oil to emulsify and create the dressing. Stop the blender, taste for seasoning and add any salt and pepper if needed.
Store in a jar or Tupperware in the fridge and use as needed. Make sure your container is air-tight and store for up two two weeks at most. Make sure any and all utensils coming in touch with your sauce are always clean to avoid cross contamination.
Tip: After it sits for a little while, the oil may separate out. Make sure you shake the container before each use to keep it well blended.
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