The best part of going out for sushi is salad, because it comes with carrot ginger dressing! Jessica and I have been known to pick up a quart of dressing from our local sushi joint. That is, before we learned how easy it is to make at home!
Since I tend to experiment with Asian cooking, I always have most of these ingredients at home, such as rice vinegar, ginger and sesame oil. I did have to go out and find some miso paste, which was pretty easy; there are a few brands of kosher miso paste available at Whole Foods. Now that I have that, I can make this whenever the urge strikes, since it lasts in the fridge for quite a while. It’s also good to have around for my favorite lazy miso soup dinner, which consists of mixing miso paste with water and adding whatever veggies I have around, and maybe some greens or soba noodles.
While you’re picking up your miso paste, make sure to buy an avocado, our favorite vehicle for carrot-ginger dressing!
Carrot Ginger Dressing from GOOP
- 1 large carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 large shallot, peeled and roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon sweet white miso
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seed oil
- 1/4 cup grapeseed or other neutral oil
- 2 tablespoons water
- Pulse the carrot, shallot and ginger in a blender until finely chopped. Scrape down the sides.
- Add the miso, vinegar and sesame seed oil and whiz together.
- While the blender is going, slowly drizzle in the grapeseed oil and the water.
- Dress your salad!