What have you put on your salad lately?
Besides loads of fresh veggies (of course!), what’s making it all sing?
If you’re not smiling after every crunchy bite you just might be in a dressing rut.
I’m about to hit you with 8 ingredients, that when you blend them all up, are going to make you so, so happy to be digging into that big bowl of nutrient-dense goodness!
Cause if it’s one thing I know, love and appreciate it’s the power of the salad to transform our bodies, fight disease and have us glowing from the inside out!
So, Carrot Ginger Dressing…
Let’s do this!
I’m chalking this recipe up to big magic because it only took me only one attempt to create insanely flavorful, yummy goodness!
And you’re going to love it because it has only 8 ingredients that you may very, very likely have ready-to-go in your Eat to Live fridge and pantry right about now.
The key ingredient, that keeps you from having to add oil is tahini.
But not all tahini is created equally. Make sure you only buy tahini that has one listed ingredient: sesame seeds.
I love Once Again’s Organic Tahini (one-ingredient) :
Most other carrot ginger dressings use sesame oil to get that nutty rich flavor you crave. Oh, and loads of salt.
You are going to be so very pleasantly surprised by this recipe because you get all the tremendous flavor and richness, without any of the nutritarian-derailers!
This oil free Carrot Ginger dressing tastes:
- savory with a sweet finish (from the OJ)
- slightly spicy (from the ginger)
Make this as soon as you possibly can! You’re going to love it and I promise it will soon be a favorite in your no-oil, nutritarian salad dressing rotation!
No-Oil Carrot Ginger Dressing
A bright, savory, fresh and slightly spicy vegan carrot ginger dressing made nutritarian with no added oil or salt!
- 5 medium carrots, diced
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 tbsp fresh ginger, diced
- 3 tbsp tahini (only one ingredient: sesame seeds)
- 2 tbsp liquid aminos
- 1 tbsp white vinegar (or rice vinegar)
- 1 large clove garlic (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder)
Add all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend on high until smooth.
This dressing is especially yummy over crunchier produce like iceberg or romaine lettuce, sugar snap peas, fresh cabbage, cucumbers, and carrots!
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How long will this dressing keep in the fridge? I can’t wait to try it! I have been using a lot of your recipes and it makes this 6 week plan much easier!
Yay!! I’m so glad the recipes have been helping you on your 6 week plan!!
This dressing has lasted me a LONG time in the fridge! I use glass Mason jars for storage and it was still going strong at the 2 week mark!
Please come back and let me know how you liked the recipe!
What is aminos?
Liquid aminos is a gluten-free soy sauce substitute–it’s the equivalent sodium to a low-sodium soy sauce.
The flavor of this dressing is amazing!! I couldn’t get it totally smooth though (still had ginger and carrot chunks) any tips? I only have a food processor (which I did the dressing in) and a ninja blender.
Yay!! I’m so glad you tried the recipe and love the flavor!
You might want to run it through the Ninja blender–I used to have one and while it won’t get it completely smooth it should get rid of any chunks!
Even using a Vitamix, there is fiberous texture to this dressing because of the ginger and carrot!
Hope the Ninja helps!! Please let us know!
Maybe you could run the dressing through a sieve and that should filter any “fibres” out. I’ve not made any of these dressings yet, but will leave a “Recipe Rating” when I have. Thank you, these recipes really look delicious 🙂
Yes, you could absolutely do that–it’s a great idea!
I personally have no issue with the fibers being in there!
Hope you love it as much as I do!
Can you substitute unhulled sesame seeds for the raw tahini, and if so, what amount?
I am not sure about that–but it would be wonderful if you have experience converting for other recipes and could let us know how it goes!
Hi. What are liquid aminos? I’m not familiar with that or with substitutes.
it’s a soy sauce type condiment by Bragg’s. Tamari and aminos are on the shelf where you find soy sauce in the market. They are lower in sodium than soy sauce.
Thanks so much for answering Stef!!!
I’m interested in trying the carrot ginger dressing but I can’t find the link on the page to view the recipe.
So sorry, we’ve had some technical difficulties with the recipe plug ins when I switched over the site.
They should all be back up by Tuesday, 3/7/17.
Thanks so much for your understanding!
this is delicious! just made it. can’t believe it’s also good for me:)
Amazing recipe–love the ginger in here. Reminds me of an asian type of dressing without all the oils! Thank you for sharing. This will be my go-to salad dressing now!
This is delicious and my new favorite dressing!! Thank you so much for figuring this out. I tried making this recipe up and totally messed it up. My new go to for sure!!
That’s so wonderful to hear!! Oh, I hear you! It was hard coming up with an oil-free, low-sodium version of this classic Japanese dressing!!
And I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to come back to the site to leave a review on the recipe!!
This recipe sounds like its right up my ally (it’s so hard to find one without mustard). I’m still finding my way around the
Nutritarian lifestyle. I plan to make the change official at the new year and go on the aggressive weight loss path. Does the OJ in the dressing mean I can’t use it on the plan?
From what I understand about the plan, fruit juices are OK in small amounts used as natural sweeteners or in dressings/sauces. Just no drinking a nice big glass of fruit juice by itself ! For instance, this recipe only has 1/2 cup of juice in the whole batch and you’d probably only use a few tablespoons of the finished dressing on your mega-salad anyway. I know this is a late reply – but I hope you are getting into the Nutritarian lifestyle! I started in mid-January (2018) and have lost 27 lbs so far…Never hungry -always fully satisfied with the incredible, real foods on this plan. Good luck !!!
We just love this dressing! It’s been a salad every night with this colorful yummy dressing and pickled onions on top. Addictive!
Can I make this dressing without liquid aminos ?
How long will this dressing keep?
I will keep for at least 7 days in the fridge (preferably in a glass storage container). My batched last closer to 10 days in glass Mason jar storage.
I’m going to be on a therapy soon that requires NO vinegar….I’m wondering if there would be any substitute for the white vinegar in this recipe ?
Use citrus juice instead, lemon or lime would work!
I made this recipe today and loved it! Thank you! I didn’t have any oranges or orange juice so I used 2 apples and 1 cup of water instead of 1/2 cup. I also used apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar as it is better for gut health. It was a real winner at out house. Added it to a salad of rocket, cos lettuce, tomato, cucumber, celery and hummus. Delicious!
So happy to hear you loved this dressing and so wonderful to know this can be made with apples instead of oranges!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and tips for others to follow!
Hi there! I’ve stumbled onto your page and am loving the recipes am seeing here. My family and I don’t follow a diet of any kind we eat what ever we want. But am in the process of changing that some. I wanna create an 24/7 salad bar for the fridge. Am loving the recipes on your site, since we don’t follow one type of diet these wont hurt us right?
Not saying there is anything wrong with them haha.
Veggies do no harm! So happy to hear you’re getting veggie-focused in your family!
Is it possible to make this without the tahini? Or is there a substitute? Thanks! Can’t wait to try it out!
It will affect the taste a bit, but if you had to I’d replace with sunflower seed butter!
I have been looking for a Japanese steakhouse-style dressing for years, and I’m in love!! Made it all in my food processor, easy-peasy. I left out the water and added a smidge more aminos after tasting. I might try one more clove of garlic next time, but otherwise perfect!
YAY! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed this dressing recipe! I was totally after that Japanese steakhouse dressing flavor when I created this and I’m so happy to hear that I met the mark!
I made a half recipe but might have added the full amount of tahini – therefore came out slightly bitter. Added a bit of honey and that helped. Next time will measure more carefully, and try some different brands of tahini to see if I can find one that is less better (I used Trader Joe’s). Other than that, really good dressing, my non-Nutritarian hubby enjoyed it as well. Thank you!
I’m sorry to hear that it was a bit bitter–using extra tahini could definitely make it taste more bitter. I’m happy to hear that it was still enjoyed! And I appreciate you taking the time to leave a recipe review and rating!
Would you consider adding a weight measurement for the carrots in grams? Thanks!
Hi Erin, I’m in the midst of a big site revamp and I will definitely consider adding measurements in grams–thanks for taking the time to leave the suggestion!
Our whole family loves this dressing and we make it weekly. Sometimes we’ll thicken it up with more carrots to make a dip for other veggies or crackers. It’s so good. Thank you!!
So happy to hear that this now a family favorite Denise! And I appreciate you taking the time to leave a recipe review and rating!