japanese orange (carrot & ginger) dressing

probably my second favorite salad, perhaps only bcuz it is not as accessible is a green salad with japanese orange dressing. i’ve bought a few bottles of the japanese dressing in supermarkets as well as specialty japanese markets but so far, none has the same taste and texture as that in a japanese restaurant.

i do know that it has carrot and ginger in it but not sure what else. after demystifying the caesar salad, i figured i might as well learn what’s in this dressing too. word from other foodies is that this is a good recipe.

one of these days i’ll have to try it out!


  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil or grape seed oil or corn oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons white miso
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into big pieces
  • 1 inch ginger root, peeled and cut into coins


Put all ingredients except salt and pepper in a food processor and pulse a few times to mince carrots.

If using a blender, turn on briefly and turn off and repeat a few times. Then let machine run for a minute or so until mixture is chunky-smooth.

Serve immediately or cover tightly and refrigerate for up to several days.

original recipe from Recipe Zaar: Miso Carrot Sauce With Ginger (Japanese Salad Dressing)


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