In honor of National Salad Month, I wanted to share my favorite homemade salad dressing with all of you. Its an asian inspired recipe that was given to me by my cousin who’s an amazing cook…I’m sure I’ll have more of her recipes on this site, eventually.
Our family can eat this dressing every day and never get sick it, but we are huge ginger lovers. Even when I eat my salad out in public, random people will stop to ask me what type of dressing I’m using. I kid you not, this is one fantastic salad dressing! Not only is this ginger dressing delicious on salads, it can be used for marinating meats & vegetables and as a dipping sauce for gyoza & other asian appetizers.
¼ cup Honey
2 tbsp Fresh Ginger, minced
4 cloves Garlic
1 cup Rice Vinegar
2 ½ tbsp Sesame Oil
4 tbsp Soy Sauce
½ – 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
Pepper to taste
- Remove skin of the ginger with a potato peeler & dice
- Mince garlic with a press or by hand
- Add honey to a 16 oz glass measuring cup
- Mix in ginger, garlic, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, red pepper, and ground pepper with a fork & stir until honey dissolves
- Pour into a storage container – I prefer to reuse old salad dressing bottles
- Shake well before serving
- Ginger is an Asian staple and adds a fantastic spicy flavor to any dish. Ginger’s medicinal qualities by far outweigh it’s taste. A known cancer fighter, it’s ability to mute inflammation & diminish disease are second to none. Classified as an antioxidant, there’s no question about this super food. It packs a powerful punch!
- Garlic is an amazing herb that is actually a flower. It is nature’s “antibiotic” and is a fungus fighter. Garlic, while a fantastic flavor to add to any dish, is most nutritionally powerful when used in it’s raw form & more specifically juiced. Fighting inflammation & chronic conditions, garlic is a must have for disease prevention & remedy.