How to Make Ginger Salad Dressing
This delicious ginger and sesame salad dressing is wonderful over a cabbage, spinach, or lettuce salad. If you want to know how to make ginger salad dressing like a pro, read on – you will love this mouthwatering recipe. It is healthy as well as flavorful, which is another bonus. The garlic is rich in antioxidants and garlic is also believed to lower the risk of stomach cancer.
Ginger has been used for centuries in traditional medicine; it can fight inflammation and promote healthy digestion. Canola oil is second only to flaxseed oil in containing plenty of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and sesame seed oil contains sesamin, an antioxidant which blocks pro-inflammatory pathways in the body. This recipe is really easy to prepare since you just have to whisk everything together. You can serve it immediately but it is extra tasty if you leave it in the refrigerator overnight for the flavors to mix; give it a stir before serving it, in case it has separated a bit.
All you have to do to make this tasty dressing is whisk the ingredients together. That is true of many of our easy salad dressings, and it makes their preparation a real breeze. Anyone can make this recipe easily. Just gather the ingredients and then whisk them together, put them in a jar and give it a good shake, or use a food processor to combine the ingredients as you prefer.
- ¼ cup canola or peanut oil
- ¼ cup toasted sesame seed oil
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 minced garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons water
- ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
- 1 dried Thai red chili pepper (optional)
- Whisk all the ingredients together.
- This dressing is even better the following day, after the flavors have had a chance to blend together so you might wish to make this ginger salad dressing a day in advance.
If you are looking for a flavorful, Asian salad dressing recipe, this is a nice one to consider because the mixture of ginger, garlic, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar and, if you want to add it, some hot chili really lends to the exotic flavor. Serve this over mixed vegetables, salad greens, chicken, fish, or anything you want to give Asian flair to. Fresh ginger is worth keeping around so you can whiz this tasty dressing up whenever you are in the mood. Fresh ginger also freezes well and thaws quickly.
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