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Japanese Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing with Lemon

This delicious recipe combines typical Japanese ingredients for a marvelous flavor. If you want your Japanese carrot ginger salad dressing to be sweeter you can add half a sachet of Splenda or some white sugar. You might want to add some salt to this dressing too but it depends how salty your soy sauce is. Some kinds of soy sauce are much saltier than others so taste your dressing before adding any salt. This dressing is best when it is very smooth so leave your blender or food processor running for several minutes to achieve this. You could also sieve the finished dressing, just to make sure there are no lumps in it.

This recipe makes 4 ¼ cups of Japanese carrot ginger salad dressing which might be too much. It will keep for a few days in the refrigerator in a sealed container but you can half or quarter the recipe if you want less. If you are feeding a crowd though, this is a very simple recipe to make and you can serve it over cabbage salad or mixed leaves. You could even throw in some Asian salad ingredients when making your salad; possibilities include water chestnuts, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, and oriental mushrooms.

Piquant Japanese Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing
Summary: Looking for something unusual to give your salad some extra oomph? This Japanese carrot and ginger salad dressing with lemon and soy sauce promises an enticing taste of the oriental.
Cuisine: Japanese
Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 8
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons minced carrots
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced lemons (zest and flesh)
  • 1 chopped white onion
  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender.
  2. Process for 3 minutes on a high speed or until completely smooth.

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A Japanese salad can be as simple or as complex as you wish, but why not just shred some veggies, add some water chestnuts and bamboo shoots, and toss the whole lot with our delicious Japanese salad dressing? We are using ginger, lemon and soy sauce here, along with other ingredients, to make this dressing as authentic as possible. Add some toasted sesame seeds to the finished salad and enjoy this as an appetizer, for lunch, or as a side dish with poached fish or chicken breast. Simply put all the ingredients into your blender or food processor, press the button, and the dressing will be ready in a flash.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.

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