The Best Salad Dressing Ever


As I mentioned I'm doing a detox, or clean diet this week. No gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, sugar, alcohol etc. I have followed the Dr. Junger detox roughly, as seen in GOOP. If you don't know what GOOP is ... it's Gwyneth Paltrow's newsletter. I open it weekly to imagine life in the GP lane. It's rarely applicable to my life, but a year ago she posted a 7 day cleanse diet. It's actually easy to follow. The recipes are good and I can still run while giving my body a rest from 'toxins'.

My favorite recip is the carrot dressing. I make mine with less oil, because the first time I made it I was out of oil and liked the result. I don't really follow the recipe exactly I just roughly combine things to my taste. For instance, I use barley miso instead of white. If I'm out of sesame oil, I skip it.

Carrot and Ginger Dressing
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 large shallot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sweet white miso
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seed oil
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
Throw the carrot, shallot, ginger, and vinegar in your food processor. I use the KitchenAid handheld immersion blender (aka the kitchen swiss army knife. I love it.) Last add the other oils and mix it all up. I serve it over mixed greens, avocados and sunflower seeds. O ate some on a Gordito with avocado.

To see the original carrot and ginger dressing recipe and others, check out the GOOP detox newsletter and scroll the bottom.

Unpaid Plug for the KitchenAid Immersion Blender of WondersI make smoothies, cookies, salad dressings, what-have-you. It takes up no space and is the only kitchen tool I need.

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