Carrot Ginger Dressing
This salad dressing tastes remarkably fresh, creamy and light. It would pair nicely with other recipes with Asian flavors. Recipe yields about 1⅓ cups salad dressing.
⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
⅓ cup rice wine vinegar
2 large carrots, peeled and roughly chopped (about ⅔ cup)
2 tablespoons peeled and roughly chopped fresh ginger
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon honey
1½ teaspoons toasted sesame oil
¼ teaspoon salt, more to taste
Suggested side salad components
Fresh greens of choice
In a blender, combine all of the salad dressing ingredients as listed. Bend until completely smooth. Taste, and add additional salt if the dressing doesn't make your eyes light up. If it's too sour (it should have some zing to it), blend in a bit more honey.
Serve over greens and any other ingredients you'd like (I offered a few more suggestions in the post). Recipe keeps well in the refrigerator, covered, for 1 to 2 weeks.