This Japanese Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing is creamy, fresh, sweet, and tangy. It comes together in a matter of minutes and tastes just like the Japanese ginger dressing at your favorite Japanese restaurant.
Made by blending fresh carrots, celery, onions, ginger, garlic, and seasoning until creamy, this Japanese salad dressing tastes great on simple green salads made with iceberg lettuce, kale, cucumbers, and radishes.
Creamy Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing
If you have ever tried Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing at a Japanese restaurant, you know just how special it is. Now you can easily make homemade Ginger Dressing recipe in just a few minutes using basic ingredients.
We toss fresh carrots, celery, onions, ginger root, and garlic into a blender along with a little oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and a touch of sugar. Once completely smooth, I highly recommend letting the dressing chill in the fridge for at least an hour. This helps the flavors to mix and mingle, becoming even more delicious.
Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing Ingredients
- Carrots - these should be peeled and sliced thinly.
- Celery - slice or chop roughly before adding to the blender.
- Onion - you can use a white or yellow onion. Just diced roughly before adding.
- Ginger - make sure to use fresh ginger for this recipe. Peel and slice before adding to the blender.
- Garlic - freshly minced garlic has the best and freshest flavor. You could also use jarred minced garlic.
- Avocado Oil - I like to use this oil because it has very little flavor, but you could substitute another vegetable oil.
- Rice Vinegar - this is what really makes the dressing pop. You could substitute a portion of lemon juice if you wanted, or else use white vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
- Soy Sauce - either regular soy sauce or low sodium soy sauce will work great. Gluten free soy sauce is another great option, and makes the entire dressing gluten free.
- Sesame Oil - a little bit goes a long way!
- Sugar - this helps balance out all of the flavors.
How to Make Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing
- Blend the ingredients. In a blender (or food processor), add all of the prepared ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Chill in the fridge. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for at least one hour before serving.
- Serve. Serve on your favorite salad. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week. Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
You can freeze this dressing in freezer bags or another airtight container for up to 2 months. To thaw, transfer to the fridge overnight. You may need to blend the dressing again to get it back to being super creamy.
You don’t have to roast the veggies in this dressing. In fact, they taste great blended up raw. However, for a different flavor profile you could roast them first in a 400 degree oven until tender. Cool completely before adding the rest of the ingredients and blending.
This Japanese-inspired Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing tastes amazing on simple green salads with fresh ingredients like iceberg lettuce, kale, cucumbers, carrots, and cabbage.
Storing Ginger Carrot Dressing
- Refrigerator: store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
- Freezer: freezer in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge, then blend again until creamy.
Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe
- 1 cup Carrots sliced
- ⅓ cup Celery sliced
- ½ cup Onion diced
- 2 teaspoons Ginger peeled and sliced
- ½ teaspoon Garlic minced
- ⅓ cup Avocado Oil
- ⅓ cup Rice Vinegar
- ¼ cup Soy Sauce or to taste
- 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
- 1½ Tablespoons Sugar
- In a blender, add all of the prepared ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for at least one hour before serving.
- Serve on your favorite salad. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week. Enjoy!
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You won't believe how easy and delicious this homemade Ginger Salad Dressing recipe is. It's a Japanese ginger dressing that takes just 5 minutes to prepare and uses simple, fresh ingredients.