Recreate your favorite restaurant style, tangy, zesty, and slightly sweet Japanese Carrot Ginger Dressing with a handful of ingredients and a blender! In 5 minutes it’s ready to enjoy on all your salads, stir fries, and more!
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You’re going to love putting this fresh, vibrant, and zesty carrot ginger dressing recipe on everything!
If you’ve ever eaten at a Japanese restaurant you’ll know exactly what dressing I’ve recreated here. Usually served over a small wedge of iceberg lettuce with slivers of chestnuts and carrots at the beginning of the meal, it’s a recognizable taste we all crave once we’ve had it!
Now, we can all make this healthy, sweet, and zesty dressing at home! So simple yet it’s the kind of flavor that leaves you wondering where it’s been all your life.
To whip this up in minutes, all you need are a handful of raw ingredients and a blender.
This incredibly flavorful dressing can be used on anything from meat and veggies, to refreshing salads and stir fries.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It’s quick and ready in 5 minutes. Just dump ingredients in and blend!
- Super flavorful, fresh, and vibrant. It tastes as amazing as it looks.
- It’s homemade which makes it not only taste better but cost-effective!
- A versatile dressing that can be used on everything!
Taste it before you use it then adjust any ingredients if necessary!
- Baby carrots, raw
- Soy sauce
- Rice vinegar, white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- Sesame oil
- Fresh ginger
- Honey or maple syrup
- Onion powder
How to Make Japanese Carrot Ginger Dressing
Whip some up and keep it in the fridge for about a week. Don’t worry, you’ll have gobbled up and probably even made more by then!
Toss in all your ingredients into a high speed blender.
You’ll want to use a good quality blender to get it out as many lumps as you can. A food processor or standard blender will also work but won’t end up as silky smooth.
Process until smooth and enjoy it immediately, or chill it for later.
How to Use Carrot Ginger Dressing
There are some vibrant robust flavors in this dressing which is great on salads but also as a sauce for stir fries, a dip for raw veggies, and a condiment for meat and seafood!
Below are some salads to start with:
I’m sure you’ll find plenty of healthy 30 minute meals to use it on too. Take a look!
Keep leftover dressing in a jar with a lid. Refrigerate for up to 1 week and always shake before each use.
I wouldn’t recommend it, but we’ve never had it last long enough to try!
Sure you can. Onion powder is more concentrated, so you may need to test the amount of freshly chopped onion you need to get the same flavor.
More Favorite Salad Dressing Recipes
- Raspberry vinaigrette
- Avocado cilantro dressing
- Poppy seed dressing
- Healthy caesar dressing
- Healthy ranch dressing
Browse all my healthy homemade salad dressings.
Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing
- In a high speed blender or food processor, add carrots, water, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, honey and onion powder.
- Process until smooth.