Andrew Zimmern's Carrot-Ginger Vinaigrette

Chef Andrew Zimmern shared this recipe for zesty carrot salad dressing with ginger, tamari and toasted sesame oil. Serve it with salads and noodles or use it as a dipping sauce.

A jar of carrot-ginger dressing
Photo: Victoria Seaver
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 large carrot, sliced

  • ½ cup peanut oil or grapeseed oil

  • ¼ cup rice-wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons chopped peeled fresh ginger

  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallot

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce

  • 1 ½ tablespoons toasted sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 ½ teaspoons sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper


  1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Set a bowl of ice water next to the stove. Add sliced carrot to the boiling water and cook for 1 ½ minutes, then immediately transfer to the ice water with a slotted spoon. Let cool for about 2 minutes. Drain and pat dry.

  2. Transfer the carrot to a blender. Add peanut (or grapeseed) oil, vinegar, ginger, shallot, tamari (or soy sauce), sesame oil, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Puree until smooth.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 5 days

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

104 Calories
11g Fat
2g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 2 Tbsp.
Calories 104
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 170mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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