Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Soy Ginger Salad Dressing

Are you a salad fanatic? Or you think you could be, if you found the right dressing? (I fall into the latter category)

This is a delicious winter dressing, that reinvigorated my zest for salads. Yes, 'zest' I tell you! With maybe a bit of zing thrown in too. I really, really liked it.

Anyway, whether you want to zip up your weeknight salads, or you're planning to serve salad at your holiday dinner party, this dressing will be a hit!

As an added bonus for wintertime, the recipe includes ginger. Did you know that ginger is used often in Japanese cooking/teas during the winter, due to it's warming effects on the body? And, ginger happens to be very, very good for you. It helps with circulation, calming an upset stomach, arthritis and digestion (to name only a few benefits). But, ginger is not the reason to make this dressing. You should make it because it's delicious!

Pairs well with both leafy salads and pasta salad.

Soy Ginger Salad Dressing
recipe came from a friend, unknown original source

3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
3/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup water

Combine all ingredients in a container that you can seal, and shake really well. Done.

Guten appetit!


mina said...

i'm a little late on discovering this, but i just wanted to thank you for sharing. nice one! (:

Laura said...

@mina - Glad you liked it! It's one of my two go-to dressings. Cheers.