Eau de Gingembre Salade Dressing by Annice Gourmand

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Post by Val the Cookie Queen

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Seasons Greetings APJs and friends!

I do like to cook and contrary to popular belief can do more than make cookies. We have access to so many ready made things,
that it is surprising that anyone cooks from scratch at all, certainly in our overfed western world. One thing that I never buy
is ready made salad dressing. Most of the time I chuck on oil, vinegar and a drizzle of pumpkin seed oil. High days and holidays
I take an extra five minutes and mix up something little tastier.

Eau de Gingembre Salade Dressing by Annice Gourmand

Presented by Cookie Queen for APJ Christmas 2014

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Notes listed in one line: ginger, garlic, onion, carrot, sesame

The following is a rough guide. Make it like this, and then you can change it to suit yourself. If you randomly throw in 3 carrots, and
only a little oil you will get a pudding you know? Always get to know a recipe first, then tweak it!!

PREPARE:

1 clove of garlic, chopped ( no need to use 10)
1/4 of an average sized onion, chopped
1 grated carrot, average size – don´t ask me to define average, just not a radio-active 1 kilo carrot
1 heaped tablespoon of grated FRESH ginger, a little more if you love ginger

Whisk the above ingredients in a food processor. I use the stainless steel blades in my small processor. You could use a hand held blender of course.

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THEN ADD:

1/2 teaspoon of mustard
teaspoon or two of tamari/soya sauce
teaspoon or two of apple juice
a few drops of roasted sesame oil – go easy on it otherwise it is too strong OR a tablespoon of white tahini –
1/2 cup of oil – I use peanut oil because it is flavorless
1/2 cup rice vinegar

AND PURÉE THE WHOLE LOT UNTIL BLENDED.

Taste it and add salt to taste. I am a salt junkie so I don´t want to say how much to put in! If it is too thick add little water, or apple juice, squeeze of lime juice 🙂
You can keep it in the fridge in jar with a lid for, hmmm, dunno, a couple of days? Never had it around long enough to find out.

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Best on a crunchy mixed salad of rucola, green leaves, radicchio, chicory, fennel, alfalfa sprouts ……..

“Maybe Christmas,” he thought,
“doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Christmas … perhaps …
means a little bit more!”
And what happened then …?
Well … in Who-ville they say
That the Grinch’s small heart
Grew three sizes that day! (How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss)

I wish you all “Ein Guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr!”
(A good slide into the new year)

Bussis
CQ

7 comments on “Eau de Gingembre Salade Dressing by Annice Gourmand

  1. Tara says:

    Only you could make salad sound so good and so Christmassy Val!

    Lovely.

  2. Kandice says:

    This sounds great – definitely a must try! Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays.

  3. Azar says:

    Hi Val,
    I will be making this tomorrow!!! Looks perfect. Thank you. Will the Annice Gourmand Cooking and Baking Book be released soon? BTW here is the recipe for my holiday “rinds”. http://perfumenw.blogspot.com/2014/12/recycling-rinds.html
    Azar xx

  4. Thanks, Val. This sounds nice for pasta salad as well. I’m definitely going to try this. I was thinking about growing some ginger in my herb garden this coming year. The list of things I want to grow is getting bigger and bigger like my fragrance try list. 😀

  5. Sun Mi says:

    Wow this sounds lovely! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
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  6. Sandra says:

    Finally a recipe for a ginger salad dressing! I used to buy a dressing at a Japanese restaurant in Vienna and they shut down. Thank you! Merry Christmas!

  7. poodle says:

    I like ginger dressings and so does hubby. I’ll have to give this a go the next time I’m in a salad mood.
    Merry Christmas to you my dear and please don’t hate me for those samples. I will totally make it up to you I swear! 😉
    In my defense, you did say you wanted to try some…
    Hugs!

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