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Asian Ginger Dressing

Asian Ginger Dressing

Serves: 4

Category: Salads, Dressings, Dips and Sauces
Author: James Rohrbacher

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This perfectly balanced dressing adds an Asian flare to all types of salads. Try it with a combo of leafy greens, shredded napa cabbage, grated carrots and sliced green onions.

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1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup natural, no-salt-added peanut butter
1/2 tablespoon unhulled sesame seeds
6 tablespoons water
5 tablespoons rice vinegar
1-2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoons chopped celery
2 tablespoons no-salt-added tomato paste (see note)
1/2 teaspoon coconut aminos
3 regular or 1 1/2 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic
freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Puree all ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth but with texture. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Note: Select tomato products packaged in glass or cartons. These materials do not contain BPA.

Calories 147; Protein 5 g; Carbohydrates 15 g; Sugars 9 g; Total Fat 8.4 g; Saturated Fat 1.2 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 42 mg; Fiber 3 g; Beta-Carotene 134 ug; Vitamin C 5 mg; Calcium 44 mg; Iron 1 mg; Folate 37 ug; Magnesium 46 mg; Potassium 357 mg; Zinc 0.8 mg; Selenium 2.3 ug

Comments (14):



06/27/2015 09:44 PM

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I made this tonight for the first time. I made 2 batches because I am taking it to a gathering tomorrow. I am glad I did it that way. It tasted too strong with the amount of ginger and garlic. So for the second batch I just used one tablespoon of ginger and added an extra tablespoon of celery and didn't add any additional garlic. I found that by mixing the two together it is just the right amount of flavor.


08/24/2015 02:56 PM

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Thank you James!

This is really great. Today I had it on a macrosalad with celery/carrots/cabbage/broccoli. Also, shredded cabbage and carrots with a few crushed peanuts.


01/13/2016 07:33 PM

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I didn't have fresh ginger so I sub'd ground ginger 1-tsp. and I omitted tomato paste. Turned out pretty good. Will make it again.


12/15/2016 02:31 PM

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This is the best ... makes lettuce jump up and down with flavor!!


08/26/2017 06:30 PM

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Thank you for posting this excellent recipe!

This comment was last edited on 08/26/2017 06:31 PM


09/25/2017 11:35 AM

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this is absolutely one of the best dressings I ever made. I substituted a fresh tomato, eliminated the water and used powdered peanut butter and added a tablespoon of coconut oil



10/26/2018 08:31 PM

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I substituted almond butter for peanut butter and tahini for sesame seeds. Otherwise, exactly as written. One of the best dressings ever!


12/31/2018 07:18 PM

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Wonderful dressing.  Used lime instead of lemon.

Elaine Garces

02/26/2019 09:31 PM

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4.5 stars. This dressing compliments raw vegetables really well. The flavors pop. I made this a few times and doubled the recipe each time.

I learned from the detox 2019 not to use Tahini because it is made with hulled sesame seeds. Dr. Fuhrman said it's the equivalent of eating white rice. Use intact sesame seeds so you get the nutrients. So I buy unhulled, raw sesame seeds and make my own 'Tahini' or just use unhulled sesame seeds blended with the rest of the ingredients. Thank you for this recipe. It's unique tasting. One time I made this it reminded me of the carrot ginger dressing served at Japanese restaurants.


02/27/2019 09:44 PM

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I made this dressing last night in my Vitamix. It is superb. I used two tablespoons of ginger and love the flavor but that is defintely to taste. It is the dominate flavor with two tablespoons. I am very happy I subscribed to the service because with a salad being the dominate meal of the day I really need a dressing I enjoy to make it sustainable. The russian fig dressing is awesome as well. As a tip - if you have a home vacuum sealer you can place a jar mostly closed inside a vacuum canister and run the canister setting. This lets you create a new vacuum in the jar and finish closing it afterwards. I would still refrigerate the jar after re-creating the vacuum.


03/01/2019 11:40 AM

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This is absolutely delicious and enhances any salad


03/16/2019 04:43 PM

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Very, very good.  (I rated it a 5 but could not see how to do it in the comments section.) Served it over a store-bought Asian Chop Salad instead of the fat-filled dressing included in the package.  Much healthier and just as good.  Next time I'll double the recipe because it took a lot of time to make.  Thanks for a great recipe!


05/28/2019 04:46 PM

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Excellent dressing!



06/29/2019 11:01 PM

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This is the best dressing I've ever tried. I'm totally hooked on it and can't wait to eat salad.