Chock-full of health benefits, this turmeric- and ginger-infused dressing will keep you healthy and tantalize your taste buds.
It’s common knowledge that, when it comes to salad, it’s not the vegetables or even the crunchy add-ins that make or break the finished product—it’s the dressing.
Fortunately, this dressing is incredibly easy to make—it takes less than five minutes! All you need are a few simple ingredients, a jar, and the ability to shake your fist (and, by all means, your groove thang, if you think it’ll help).
Here, turmeric, mellow white miso, ginger, and a few other flavorful friends come together in a gorgeous, vibrant dressing that you’ll love drizzled on salad—but don’t be surprised if you find that you can’t stop there.
This stuff is also great on grain bowls, drizzled over seared fish, tossed with cold noodles, and even stirred into hummus. Fresh turmeric will give you the best flavor and health benefits, but ground, dried turmeric works too.
Ingredients (makes about 1 cup dressing)
1/3 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
1/4 cup mirin
1/4 cup neutral-flavored oil, such as grapeseed or canola
2 tbsp. finely grated carrot
2 tbsp. white miso
1 tbsp. peeled and finely grated fresh ginger
2 tsp. peeled and finely grated fresh turmeric (or 1/2 tsp. ground)
1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
Whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl, then cover and chill. The dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.
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Excerpted from The Ginger and Turmeric Companion, copyright 2019 Suzy Scherr, reproduced by permission of The Countryman Press. All rights reserved.