This month with Thrive Market I’m showing you how to dress up your salad—the healthier way. Without even realizing it, a salad can go from low-calorie to an utter fattening disaster in seconds. Most calories in salads come from the dressing!
Since I eat salads so often, I try to make my own dressings at home. That way I know what ingredients go into it and I can substitute for lower calorie options. Make some dressing in advance and store in airtight container to drizzle on your salads and veggies.
Here’s the step-by-step on how to make a delicious carrot ginger dressing:
Carrot Ginger Dressing:
- 1 medium carrot
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
- 1-teaspoon brown sugar (I prefer using coconut sugar or another low-glycemic option)
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1-teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons coconut aminos (a great soy sauce substitute)
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- A dash of salt
- Bring the carrot and 1 cup of water to a simmer in a saucepan over low-medium heat.
- Reserve half a cup of the liquid and drain the carrot.
- Puree the carrot and reserved liquid in a blender until smooth. Add the ginger, sugar, vinegar, lemon juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, and salt. Pulse until smooth.
- Drizzle over your greens and top with some hemp seeds, flax seeds, and other healthy choices. Enjoy!
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