Japanese Carrot Ginger Dressing Recipe (Gluten Free) (2022)

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This Japanese carrot ginger dressing recipe is fantastic addition to your next salad. This bright & fresh recipe is loaded with flavorful ingredients like garlic, fresh ginger, carrots, green onions, honey, and rice vinegar for a delicious dressing.

This classic dressing is a hibachi staple, and transforms plain salad greens to the next level. Toss with freshly chopped crisp iceberg lettuce, sliced radishes, julienned carrots, tomatoes, and your favorite proteins.

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When I go out for veggie sushi or hibachi, I always love the flavorful salads they serve with the meal – the dressing is always so bright, sweet, and yummy, so I wanted to make a version at home. My Japanese-inspired dressing has all the flavors of restaurant dressing, but with a lot of extra nutrients from the fresh carrots, raw ginger, and garlic.

And to make it, just throw everything into a blender and in a few minutes you have a great fresh addition to any salad. If you have leftover dressing you can also use it as a marinade – it would be delicious with my Perfect Crispy Baked Tofu. Or use it as a dip for fresh chopped vegetables – the possibilities are endless.

This Japanese Carrot Ginger Dressing Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Flavorful
  • Loaded with Good-for-You Ingredients
  • Bold
  • Delicious
  • Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and SO Good!

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What’s In This Hibachi Ginger Dressing Recipe?

  • Carrots, Ginger, Garlic, Green OnionsI stock up on organic produce with Misfits Market – they have a fantastic selection of in-season fruits & veggies, healthy pantry items, and great food finds for a fraction of grocery store prices! You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here!
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: I like to use this fruity olive oil which has a fantastic flavor and deep color- it’s inexpensive & I like to keep a few liters stocked up in my pantry. For the quality of oil you get, it’s an excellent value. Olive oil is not traditional in Japanese cooking, however I find it has a nicer flavor than vegetable oil.
  • Rice vinegar: I love this sweet & tangy rice vinegar, I always keep this vinegar stocked in my pantry for dressings and salads.
  • Raw Honey: We use our own honey, straight out of the beehives for us! As beekeepers, we have plenty of raw honey so I try to use it in all my recipes instead of sugar. I’d recommend trying a local farmers market to find the best raw honey in your area. Or else, this raw organic honey online here is the next best thing.
  • Tamari: tamari is a gluten-free version of soy sauce. Tamari has a bright salty flavor, and adds a really nice depth of umami to this dish.
  • Water

Is There a Vegan Alternative to Honey?

Yes, you can substitute out the honey in this recipe for agave nectar or maple syrup. I prefer agave nectar, it’s my go-to kitchen sweetener because it’s absolutely delicious, and buying organic agave is crazy inexpensive online (compared to other organic sweeteners). It also bakes well, so I like to add it to my baked goods.

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The Best Blender for Salad Dressings

I’ve owned a lot of blenders, but my Vitamix is definitely the best one I’ve owned. This high-speed blender will blend even the toughest of ingredients into pulp. I prefer using my blender for recipes like this, as it’s much easier to clean the Vitamix. This is definitely one kitchen appliance we use on a daily basis!

How Do I Make This Carrot Ginger Japanese Dressing?

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender, and puree until smooth.
  2. Check dressing thickness and add more water, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
  3. Serve over fresh salad or use as a marinade for tofu
  4. Keep leftovers in an airtight container (I like to use a pint sized mason jar) and keep in the fridge for up to 1 week. Shake before serving.

The first time I made this, I omitted a sweetener… and it was really lacking something. I chose to go with honey and it really made a difference in the taste.

The dressing does get a little thick – so make sure to reserve extra water and thin it out if needed. Store in an airtight container (I always use mason jars, because they are perfect for dressings like this) and save it for up to a week in the fridge.

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This Japanese carrot ginger dressing recipe is fantastic addition to your next salad. This bright & fresh recipe is loaded with flavorful ingredients like garlic, fresh ginger, carrots, green onions, honey, and rice vinegar for a delicious dressing. This classic dressing is a hibachi restaurant staple, and transforms plain salad greens to the next level. Toss with freshly chopped crisp iceberg lettuce, sliced radishes, julienned carrots, tomatoes, and your favorite proteins.

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Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 0 mins

Total Time 10 mins

Equipment

  • Vitamix or High Speed Blender

Ingredients

  • 3 large carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger peeled and diced
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey honey or sweeter of choice
  • 1 tablespoon tamari or gluten free soy sauce
  • 2-4 tablespoons water (or more if needed to thin dressing)

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender, and puree until smooth.

  • Check dressing thickness and add more water, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.

  • Serve over fresh lettuce or use as a marinade for tofu

  • Keep leftovers in an airtight container (I like to use a pint sized mason jar) and keep in the fridge for up to 1 week. Shake before serving.

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Nutrition

Calories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gSodium: 36mgPotassium: 207mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 7704IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg

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