Ginger Dressing & Cucumber Salad

If you’ve gone to eat sushi or been to a Hibachi steakhouse you’ve probably had the option of choosing between a soup or salad for your first course. The Salad is more than undoubtedly going to have some form of a ginger dressing in it.

I don’t know about you, but I love ginger dressing and for a long time I’ve been searching for the best ginger dressing to have at home for my salads. Instead of buying it from the store I gathered up a few simple ingredients in my kitchen to make a version of this dressing to keep on hand in the refrigerator.

Asian cuisine is basically a staple in mine and Brandon’s diet, as a result we have many Asian ingredients in the pantry. Nothing goes better with our General Tsao’s chicken than a first course salad with ginger dressing.  This recipe may not be as gratifying as the kind you get in the restaurant, but its close enough. If you are a ginger glutton You will enjoy this dressing!

I’ve also included a recipe for my personal twist on a cucumber salad including this dressing. Very delicious and makes a great lunch option.

Active Time: 5 Minutes

Total Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients:

-1/4 Cup Soy Sauce

-Juice from ½ an Orange

-1 Garlic clove

-1 Tablespoon Fresh ginger

-Canola Oil

-Splash Rice wine vinegar

Preparation:

-In a food processor, combine ginger, garlic, orange juice, rice wine vinegar, and soy sauce. Puree until smooth.

-Once smooth, begin to slowly pour in the oil allowing the sauce to emulsify.  You will only need about ½ a cup for this dressing. Add until consistency on the back of a spoon is nappe.

-Season with a little bit of salt, taste. Adjust ingredients if needed.

Enjoy!

Take pleasure in this cucumber salad with ginger dressing. Healthy, quick, and delicious.

Cucumber Salad:

Serves: 1 Asian influenced epicurean

Ingredients:

-1/2 Cucumber, sliced ½ inch thick and cut in fourths

-1/2 Carrot, peeled and sliced ½ inch thick, cut small

-1 Teaspoon Black Sesame seeds

-1 Tablespoon Ginger dressing (see recipe)

-1 Scallion, sliced thin

-Segments from ½ an orange

Preparation:

-Cut up all vegetables and place in a small mixing bowl.

-Add ginger dressing, and a pinch of salt, mix to combine.

-Pour into a serving dish and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

Enjoy!

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Food & Wine connoisseur, I love to make beautiful things even if nobody cares. Nikon D3100 photo journalist and writer. I've started this blog to share my enthusiasm of the culinary world among other personal interests with folks who maintain involvement in the food world and to enliven others who want to develop a love for cooking, crafting and wellness. Be active, be healthy, be happy. Thanks for stopping by! Cheers :)

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