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Home-Made Japanese Carrot-Ginger-Miso Salad Dressing (in 3-min)

by Arielle J on June 21, 2012

This recipe tastes EXACTLY like the dressing
you get at the Japanese restaurant,
only so much better and fresher!

It’s amazingly delicious +
super healthy + super cleansing +
so fast and easy to make.

You can buy it pre-made from the supermarket
(or your fave Japanese restaurants), but
often they douse it with unhealthy oils
and ingredients.

So, I healthified this recipe –
swapped grapeseed oil for sesame oil and rice wine
vinegar for brown rice vinegar…and voila!

A healthy version of your fave salad dressing:


4 large carrots, peeled
1 large white onion, peeled and cut into chunks
4 inches fresh ginger root, peeled (tip:scrape off skin w/edge of a spoon)
1 tbsp sweet white miso paste
1 tbsp toasted sesame seed oil
1/4 cup sesame oil (healthier alternative to canola oil)
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp brown rice vinegar
optional- sesame seeds

1. Blend carrots, onions and ginger until blended well/finely chopped.
2. Add miso paste, brown rice vinegar, toasted sesame seed oil and sesame oil.
3. While the blender is going, slowly drizzle in water to thin the mixture. Add more water depending on how thick/thin you want.
4. Blend, blend, blend until the perfect consistency! Voila! Enjoy!!

Serves: approx 4 (use extra and store in the fridge to use at a later time)

carrots– grounding, great for cleansing, high in fiber and phytonutrients
ginger– great for digestion + immune system + revs up metabolism
onions– good for the blood
* serve with cut up kale (or any dark leafy green)– highly cleansing + lots of fiber
* garnish with some sesame seeds to impress your guests + add calcium

Salad Tip:
* top it onto salad: red leaf lettuce (pictured above) + avocado + sprouts + sesame seeds
* store it in a salad dressing dispenser like this and use ALL week + at your next dinner party!
* eat with chopsticks

be delicious. be speedy. be well.


be well,


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