Carrot ginger miso dressing is a fresh and bright salad dressing that can easily be made at home in 5 minutes with 7 simple ingredients.
Carrot ginger miso dressing is a common house salad dressing served at Japanese restaurants. This dressing is beautifully bright and orange, and tastes fresh from the puréed carrots and ginger.
It is so easy to make at home and stores well in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Although this dressing is typically served over a simple bed of iceberg lettuce and carrots, the possibilities are endless! So, today I am sharing an easy homemade version of this dressing that can dress up any fresh greens and veggies.
3 things I love about this dressing:
- Color: the vibrant orange color sums up the flavor in one perfect word – it’s bright
- Simple to make: just toss everything into a food processor and blend
- Flavor: the pureed carrots and ginger taste clean and fresh, while the miso perfectly balances the acidity.
How to make carrot ginger miso dressing
Add the chopped carrot, fresh ginger, miso, sugar, rice vinegar, and oils into a food processor. Pulse, and 30 seconds later, voila! You have a fresh homemade dressing that will store well for easy future salad making.
Carrot ginger miso dressing isn’t just for the simple iceberg salad. Try it on fresh spinach, tomatoes, and carrots. It’s my favorite way to enjoy this dressing!
If you like this, you’ll also like my 5 minute flavor-packed kimchi vinaigrette.
- ¼ cup Rice vinegar
- ¼ cup Grapeseed oil or Vegetable oil
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 carrot, peeled, roughly chopped
- 1 inch fresh ginger
- 1 Tbsp white miso
- ½ tsp sesame oil
- Combine the vinegar, grapeseed oil, sugar, carrot, ginger, miso, and sesame oil into a food processor, and process until smooth.
- Season with salt and pepper and add to your favorite salad.
- Keep any unused dressing in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks in refrigerator.