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Carrot Ginger Dressing

Carrot Ginger Dressing 2.500
Jun 21, 2012

This bright-tasting dressing pairs well with salmon and sesame noodles. Bold, sharp greens such as arugula would make a nice match, but the dressing is too assertive for delicate-flavored foods.

Make Ahead: The dressing can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 week. The flavor improves after a day, when the flavors mellow.

Servings: 2.5 cups
  • 1/2 pound carrots (about 3 medium carrots), coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped, peeled ginger root (from a 3-inch ginger root)
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots (from 1 or 2 medium shallots)
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water


Process the carrots in a food processor until they are finely ground and nearly pureed. Add the ginger, shallots, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil and salt; pulse until the ginger and shallots are minced. With the motor running, add the vegetable oil in a slow stream.

Add the water and blend until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Thin the dressing with additional water if desired.

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Tested by Mary Pat Flaherty.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per 1-tablespoon serving: 33

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 3g 5%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 57mg 2%

Total Carbohydrates: 1g 0%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 1g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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