table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"tbodytrtd style="text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xMaMOgLUOuM/T2vLQNoxynI/AAAAAAAACSY/71TmPjqpUf8/s1600/carrotdressing+006a.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"img border="0" height="480" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xMaMOgLUOuM/T2vLQNoxynI/AAAAAAAACSY/71TmPjqpUf8/s640/carrotdressing+006a.jpg" width="640" //a/td/trtrtd class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"Carrot Ginger Dressing/td/tr/tbody/tableA night out at your local Japanese restaurant will undoubtedly include a salad with crispy iceberg lettuce, shredded carrots, tomato wedges, and cucumber slices topped with a large dollop of emstrongCarrot Ginger Dressing/strong/em. This zippy dressing tastes like no other with its bite from the ginger root, saltiness of the miso, and bright orange color and fresh taste from the carrots. It is packed with flavor and is light and refreshing.br /br /I have been making more and more salad dressings recently as the long list of ingredients on the store bought brands scares me. I am not sure what Polysorbate 60 is and I definitely don't need Yellow #5 food coloring in my salad dressing. Most homemade dressings contain only a few ingredients that the well stocked kitchen typically has on hand. And many are combined in a mason jar or whirled in the blender or food processor which makes prep a breeze.br /br /emstrongCarrot Ginger Dressing/strong/em took all of 5 minutes to make in my food processor and that included the assembling and putting away the ingredients. The recipe makes about 1 cup of dressing allowing enough for a few salads during the week.br /br /Once you taste your homemade emstrongCarrot Ginger Dressing/strong/em you will want to make all your salad dressings from scratch. This could be the start of something beautiful. br /br /br /strongCarrot Ginger Dressing/strongbr /br /makes 1 cupbr /br /1 tablespoon grapeseed or peanut oil (or substitute a neutral tasting oil you have on hand)br /2 teaspoons sesame oilbr /1/4 cup rice vinegarbr /1 tablespoon honeybr /3 tablespoons white misobr /1 inch piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and choppedbr /4 carrots, peeled and cut in large chunksbr /3 tablespoons waterbr /br /Combine the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until well combined but still with small bits of carrot.br /br /Dressing can be kept in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.br /br /Miso is available in most well-stocked grocery stores. It keeps in the refrigerator for several months or in the freezer indefinately.