Monday, July 25, 2011

Japanese Salad with Ginger Magic Dressing

Please excuse the messy looking salad as it was really delicious! The photo doesn't fully showcase all the ingredients - greens, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, and edamame dressed with "ginger magic". I love the salad dressing they use at Japanese restaurants so was hoping that this one would be similar. It wasn't exactly the same (I think it usually has carrot and not much if any oil) but was still good! The ingredient list for the dressing is long and a bit fussy, but you'll have lots extra for the week.

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Japanese Salad with Ginger Magic Dressing
Adapted from Radiant Health, Inner Wealth

Serves 4

Ginger Magic Dressing
1/3 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic
2 tbsp diced celery
2 tbsp grated ginger
1 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp Sucanat
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup safflower oil
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp nutritional yeast powder
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce

8 cups baby greens
1/2 cup finely chopped cabbage
1/2 cup finely grated carrots
1/2 cup very thinly sliced cucumber
4 tbsp shelled edamame, thawed if frozen

Combine all Ginger Magic ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.

Place all of the salad ingredients in a big bowl and toss with dressing.


Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Oh YUM I love Japanese salad and I can't ever get enough ginger! Looks and sounds fabulous!

Hannah said...

I always used to love that ginger dressing at Japanese restaurants! It would really be fun to try it at home now...

Joanne said...

Messy? It looks ready to eat to me!

Mini Baker said...

i love that ginger dressing recipe!

janet @ the taste space said...

I haven't tried this recipe yet.. and since I love Japanese, I will have to see how it compares to the other one I made courtesy of Smitten Kitchen. :)

Kevin said...

That is a tasty sounding dressing!