Carrot Ginger Dressing

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. Pulse the carrot, shallot and ginger in a blender until finely chopped. Scrape down the sides.
  2. Add the miso, vinegar and sesame seed oil and whiz together.
  3. While the blender is going, slowly drizzle in the grapeseed oil and the water.
  4. Dress your salad!
  • Joy

    Thanks for this recipe! I used it for a Japanese themed dinner and it was a hit!

  • Joy

    Thanks for this recipe! I used it for a Japanese themed dinner and it was a hit!