This dressing is inspired by our favorite Japanese restaurant, Harusame, in Wynnewood, PA. We love their ginger dressing so I decided to try to replicate the dressing at home and I think I got pretty close. Not only is it a gorgeous, vibrant orange, it’s extremely healthy (made mostly from carrots) and super easy to make. Just chop a bunch of carrots, onion and ginger, add these to a blender with a few other ingredients and puree until smooth. This recipe makes a large amount of dressing but it lasts for about two weeks or more in the refrigerator. Use it to marinate chicken, as a sauce for grilled fish, spoon it over roasted veggies, and of course, as a dressing for all your salads.
4 large carrots, peeled and chopped into ½ inch pieces
¼ of a large white onion,
¼ cup fresh ginger, chopped
2 tablespoons white miso paste
¼ cup rice wine vinegar
¼ cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons dark toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons canola oil
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon ground pepper
Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. If mixture is too thick, thin with a little water. Excellent served over a fresh green salad, steamed brown rice or as a dressing for grilled chicken or tofu.
Nutrition Note: I love this salad dressing because it’s rich in the antioxidant beta-carotene and much lighter in calories and salt than most bottled dressings.