Spicy Carrot Dressing

Spicy Carrot Dressing

CARROT salad dressing? Vegetables on top of vegetables? How can you beat that?

Could this possibly be the world’s most virtuous salad dressing? As if eating a salad weren’t already an act of virtuousness, but then to top your salad with vegetables? Well that puts you on a whole ‘nother plane of righteous eating.

Now, this is a decidedly atypical and funktastic dressing, one that does not conform. You can tszuj it in a number of directions to suit your taste, or your diet – spicier, sweeter, miso-less, oil-free, etc and etc. Since I go through a bottle a week, I get a lot of time to experiment and/or be short of one ingredient or another. I make it differently every time, but here’s the core recipe.

Spicy Carrot Dressing from LaughingLemonPie.com

Spicy Carrot Dressing

Yield: Makes about 12 oz - enough to fill a reused glass salad dressing bottle


  • 5 small carrots, or 2-3 bigger ones - about 5 oz more or less
  • 1-2" piece of ginger, peeled
  • 1 large clove of garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 c fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 c white miso
  • 2 T sesame seeds (white or toasted)
  • 1 T brown, hot, or dijon mustard
  • 0-2 T avocado (or other) oil
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1 T rice wine vinegar
  • 1-2 T maple syrup


  1. Blend all ingredients together in a food processor. Process for a long time - 2 minutes at least. (If you like more of a tahini flavor, process just the oil and sesame seeds together first for a while. Then add the miso, ginger, carrots, garlic etc. - all at once or one at a time to build up and layer the flavors.)
  2. You can choose to vary the amount of oil based on how much fat you'd like to ingest, the trade-off being in pour-ability. The dressing can be thinned with more OJ (or with water if need be) to achieve an acceptable consistency.
  3. Vary the amount of ginger depending on how spicy you like things. Same with the garlic, mustard, or maple syrup amounts. All up to you.

Carrot Dressing from LaughingLemonPie.com

My recommendation would be to enjoy this dressing atop a kale salad. The robustness of the carrots really holds up to the strength of the kale. I like my kale chopped or in ribbons, with lentils, roasted beet cubes, a 6.5 minute egg, spicy sweet salad nuts, and dried cranberries. Spicy Carrot Dressing from LaughingLemonPie.com





This dressing has me a bit high and mighty – Take me down a peg! Beat vegetables upon vegetables, and/or share your most virtuous food coup in the comments below.


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