This Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing is quickly becoming one of my favorite dressings of all time. It’s rich and creamy without any dairy (it’s vegan)! Pour it over salads or use it as a dipping sauce for veggies. The recipe couldn’t be simpler, it has only 5 ingredients and 1 step!
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Table of Contents
- Ingredients For Vegan Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing
- How to Make Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing
- What Equipment Do You Need to Make Carrot Ginger Dressing?
- Can you use a whisk?
- How Long Does Miso Dressing Last?
- Can You Freeze Ginger Miso Dressing?
- Is Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing Gluten Free?
- What is Miso?
- What Kind Miso Paste to Buy?
- Where is Miso in the Grocery Store?
- Benefits of Miso Paste
- Is Miso Broth Good For Weight-loss?
- Is Miso Keto?
- Is Miso Gluten Free?
- Is Miso Anti Inflammatory?
- Does Miso Soup Heal Gut?
- Is Miso A Carb or a Protein?
- How To Store Leftover Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing
- Ingredient Substitutions and Tips
- Is Ginger Keto Friendly?
- What is Miso Dressing Made of?
- How Many Calories are in Ginger Miso dressing?
- More Healthy Dressing Recipes
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Ingredients For Vegan Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing
- Toasted Sesame Oil
- Rice Vinegar
- Mellow White Miso
- Fresh Ginger
How to Make Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing
From start to finish the salad dressing will take you only 5 to 10 minutes (depending on how fast you can peel the ginger)!
Step 1: Peel the fresh ginger. Peeling fresh ginger can be a challenge because of its irregular shape. It’s hard to peel the skin in between the branches. (See my tips to peel ginger below). Next peel the carrot.
Step 2: Throw the carrot, ginger, miso, rice vinegar and toasted sesame oil into a high speed blender. I like using the Vitamix. Emulsify until the dressing is completely smooth. It will look like cheese sauce when it’s done.
There are two ways to peel ginger.
- Using a Peeler
- With a Spoon
Using a peeler to shave the ginger is faster than peeling it with a spoon. But if you aren’t careful you can cut yourself. Slice the ginger into straight peices to make it easier to peel. If you cant get every little bit of skin off, don’t worry. As long as you get most of it off the dressing will still be tasty.
It’s definetly safer to peel ginger with the back of a spoon. Turn the spoon over in your hand so that the back of the spoon is facing up. Use the tip of the spoon to scrape off the skin. You’ll be surprised at how well this works!
What Equipment Do You Need to Make Carrot Ginger Dressing?
You don’t need any fancy equipment to make carrot ginger miso dressing. A blender will do the trick.
Can you use a food processor?
If you don’t have a blender you can use a food processor. The dressing will be a bit more chunky and less creamy.
Can you use a whisk?
Unfortunately you cannot use a whisk to make carrot ginger miso dressing because you need a blade to chop up the large chunks of carrot and ginger.
How Long Does Miso Dressing Last?
This dressing is so good it has never lasted long enough in my fridge to go bad. But you can keep it in the fridge for seven days. It’s perfect to make on the weekend so that you have salad dressing all week long!
Creamy dressings also freeze well. So you can also freeze it. I recommend freezing the dressing in ice cube trays for perfectly frozen portions.
Can You Freeze Ginger Miso Dressing?
Yes, you can freeze ginger miso dressing. I like to freeze it in single servings for easy meal prep. You can store miso dressing in single servings by freezing them in ice cube trays or in disposable dressing containers like these!
Is Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing Gluten Free?
Carrot ginger dressing is gluten free as long as the miso paste used to make the dressing is also gluten free.
What is Miso?
By Definition, miso is a fermented paste that’s made by inoculating soybeans with koji (a type of mold) that has been cultivated from rice, barley, or soybeans.
Wait a second? Rice and barley are high in carbs and not keto friendly. So how is miso keto? Since miso paste is made with a byproduct of rice and barley it’s going to be low in carbs.
Miso is predominantly used as a seasoning. For instance, miso is commonly used as an ingredient in dips, dressings and soups like miso soup! So you don’t need to use miso in large quantities because a little goes a long way. Miso paste has a strong flavor. In fact, too much miso would make your food overly salty.
For those of you who are avoiding soy you can use chickpea miso instead.
What Kind Miso Paste to Buy?
The best kind of miso paste to buy is white miso, mellow white miso or yellow miso because they are the sweetest and most mild tasting. A sweet, nutty and mildly flavored miso paste is best for making dressings.
Where is Miso in the Grocery Store?
It depends which type of miso paste it is. Some miso paste is stored in the refidgerated section and some are shelf stable.
The types of miso paste that are shelf stable are always kept in the ethnic foods asle next to the Asian ingredients.
In the refrigerated section the miso paste is often stored next to the other fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi.
Benefits of Miso Paste
Did you know that miso paste is full of minerals, vitamin B, E and folic acid? The most beneficial thing about miso is that it’s fermented. Fermented food provide your gut with probiotics. These friendly bacteria help us digest our food and create our own B vitamins! Miso paste is loaded with gut healing bacteria.
Is Miso Broth Good For Weight-loss?
Yes miso broth is good for weight-loss because it’s naturally low in calories, anti-inflammatory, filling and good for gut health!
Is Miso Keto?
Yes miso is keto friendly because it’s naturally low in carbs, sugar and fat.
Is Miso Gluten Free?
Some miso is gluten free and some types are not gluten free. It depends on what kind of food the miso was fermented from. If the original ingredient is gluten free then the miso will also be gluten free and vice versa.
Miso is often fermented from wheat and barley. These types of miso are not gluten free since wheat and barely contain gluten.
Gluten free grains and beans miso is often fermented from include chickpeas, millet, quinoa, soy beans and amaranth. These types of miso paste are ideal if you have celiac disease or are following a gluten free diet.
Is Miso Anti Inflammatory?
Yes miso is anti inflammatory because it has tons of probiotics which help with digestion. Since the immune system lives in the gut any type of fermented food that helps with digestion will have an anti inflammatory effect on the body.
Miso paste made out of soy beans is also anti inflammatory they have anti-inflammatory compounds called isoflavonoids and phenolic acids. These are antioxidants that neutralize free radicals that cause inflammation.
Does Miso Soup Heal Gut?
Yes, miso soup is healing to the gut because miso is a cultured food filled with good bacteria for the gut. So miso soup is great for gut health. And gut health has been linked with a stronger immune system and good mental health. If Miso is boiled the heat will kill the good flora. So it is important to mix in the Miso Paste in after the soup is finished cooking and has cooled slightly..
Is Miso A Carb or a Protein?
Miso is considered to be a protein because it is actually a complete protein. While miso paste does have carbs it is considered a low carb food perfect for weight-loss, keto diets, and low carb lifestyles.
How To Store Leftover Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing
he long and the short of it is that you should store your dressing in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last for up to 14 days. There are different types of containers you can keep leftover Italian dressing in.
My favorite way to store leftover dressing is in a reusable salad dressing container. Reusable salad dressing containers are Tupperware that are deigned with a spout to pour dressing directly onto salads.
My favorite reusable salad dressing container is the OXO Good Grips Salad Dressing Shaker. It stores up to one cup of dressing and has a resealable spout that allows you to pour out the perfect amount of dressing with ultimate control.
Ingredient Substitutions and Tips
- If you’re avoiding soy you can use chickpea miso instead of regular miso paste.
- If the dressing is too salty or acidic for you add more carrots and sesame oil.
- If the dressing isn’t salty enough add an additional teaspoon of miso paste.
Is Ginger Keto Friendly?
Ginger in its raw state is keto friendly because it’s low in carbs, sugar and protein. It is also advantageous to eat on a ketogenic diet because it’s a stimulant and will aid in digestion and speed up your metabolism.
Ginger does have many forms. Raw, pickled, powdered and ginger cooked into dishes are keto friendly. Candied and preserved (dehydrated) ginger aren’t keto friendly because they are high in sugar and carbohydrates.
What is Miso Dressing Made of?
Ginger miso dressing is made out of
- Miso Paste
- Toasted Sesame Oil
How Many Calories are in Ginger Miso dressing?
Carrot ginger miso dressing is naturally low in calories! One two tablespoon serving of dressing has 78 calories.
Nutrition Facts for Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing
Serving Size: 60 grams or 2 tablespoons
- Calories: 78kcal
- Carbohydrates: 2g
- Protein: 1g
- Fat: 7g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g
- Fat: 3g
- Sodium: 242mg
- Potassium: 37mg
- Fiber: 1g
- Sugar: 1g
- Vitamin A: 1050IU
- Vitamin C: 1mg
- Calcium: 6mg
- Iron: 1mg
More Healthy Dressing Recipes
- Vegan Italian Dressing
- Vegan Green Goddess Dressing
- Dairy Free Vegan Caesar Dressing
- Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette
Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing
Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing
- 1 small Carrot peeled and roughly chopped
- 1/4 C Toasted Sesame Oil
- 1/4 C Rice Vinegar
- 3 T Mellow White Miso
- 1-2 Inches Ginger 2-3 Tbsp
- Peel the fresh ginger using the back of a spoon or peeler. Peeling fresh ginger can be a challenge because of its irregular shape. (See my tips to peel ginger in post). Next peel the carrot.
- Throw the carrot, ginger, miso, rice vinegar and toasted sesame oil into a high speed blender. Emulsify until the dressing is completely smooth. It will look like cheese sauce when it's done.
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