Carrot and Ginger Salad Dressing

Carrot and ginger dressingMaking your own salad dressing just makes sense, right? What you're wanting is a fresh and light salad, so why not make your own totally fresh dressing too?

Yeah. Makes sense.

Carrot ginger dressing (click through for recipe)This dressing combines sweet carrots with the bold flavors of ginger and lime. It could not taste more like summer. Yum. After snapping these photos, I immediately made an even larger salad and had a super healthy lunch. 

And in case you're curious, yes, those are chopped-up wasabi peas on top of this salad. It's a game changer.

Carrot ginger dressing ingredientsCarrot and Ginger Salad Dressing, makes about 1 1/3 cups.

1/2 cup carrots
1 1/2 tablespoons ginger
juice from 1 lime
2 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup safflower or peanut oil

Peel and chop up the carrots. Grate the ginger. Toss everything but the safflower (or peanut) oil into a food processor and puree.

Carrot ginger dressingNow, with the food processor running, use the top opening to slowly pour in the oil. This will help the dressing to combine well. Taste and add a little salt or pepper if you like.

Carrot and ginger salad dressingStore any unused dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Happy salad days to you! xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions

  • Just love this recipe and shared it on my blog in Friday Foodie Faves roundup where I share my favorite recipe finds from around the web.

  • This dressing sounds divine! Excited to try it 🙂

  • I made this yesterday and it is amazing! I love making my own salad dressings and this will be a go to from now on. Super easy to make too! I didn’t have peanut oil on hand and subbed it with olive oil. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • We made this dressing last night and it was a hit!

    To the people asking if it’s similar to the dressings you get in Hibachi style restaurants: yes and no. It’s a similar consistency but not the same taste exactly. It’s totally worth making though!

  • Looks delicious! I tend to stick with tried-and-true balsamic vinaigrette when making salad dressing, but I should really venture out. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • This sounds so delicious. Carrots and ginger are two of my favorite things in the world, so I definitely have to try this the next time I make tofu. It sounds like an awesome sauce!

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  • Yummy!! I love a good ginger dressing & I love the addition of carrots!

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • It’s so funny that you featured this recipe today… I just ate the most AMAZING ginger & carrot soup at Tea Bar & Bites yesterday, so I know you can’t be kidding when you say that this dressing is yummy 🙂

  • I’ve never tried making my own salad dressing before…thanks for the idea! Carrots in my dressing sounds amazing! 🙂

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  • yum!!! this sounds incredible!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

  • One word: Yum! 😉

    Sincerely,

    Laurali Star

    http://www.thesecretsurprisinista.com/

  • This dressing looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to make it.

    Mana
    http://www.fashionandhappythings.com

  • I love making my own salad dressing! This sounds really good — and wasabi peas?? Genius, Emma 🙂

  • oooh this is yummy, first time i hat it i got it from a cook book and couldn’t wait to try it, same day i had it i got the stomach flu hahaha

  • I´ve come across with an amazing web! It was I´ve been looking for. What´s about the reciepe will make it tonight. I´m sur will like it. Thx a lot.

  • Oh wow this looks good! I wonder if it tastes much like the ginger dressing they serve in most Asian places – if I could find that recipe I think I’d die happy…

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  • I make salad dressing almost every week – definitely could use a new recipe! Thanks for sharing this Emma ~ looks fantastic!

  • I have actually never made my own salad dressing before but know I’m thinking why haven’t I? This looks delicious 🙂
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  • My husband loves carrot ginger dressing – I’m going to make some for him this weekend. Thanks so much for this!!

  • This looks so good! Love your salad dressing recipes! Such a great one for summer!

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  • The before and after blender picture is clever- good one!

    Also, nom! Ginger and lime is a great combo.

  • This dressing looks so good! And very healthy. I love ginger!

  • I always love the ginger dressing you get at Sushi restaurants and never thought to make my own. This looks awesome!

    -Tara

    themountaincreative.com

  • I love carrots and ginger so I know I would love this. Sounds so delicious!

  • There’s no unit of measurement for the safflower/peanut oil. Can you please clarify? Thanks and this looks delicious!

  • This sounds DELICIOUS! I think I need to bite the bullet and start keeping sesame oil and rice vinegar in the pantry. I love Asian food too much to deny it any longer!

    Lindsay from Dearest Darling

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