Carrot and Ginger Dressing

Diet Types:

CKD non-dialysis Diabetes Dialysis

Portions: 16

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

Ingredients

  • 1 small fresh ginger root
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 lime
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

Nutrients per serving

Calories 57

Protein 0 g

Carbohydrates 3 g

Fat 5 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 13 mg

Potassium 38 mg

Phosphorus 5 mg

Calcium 4 mg

Fiber 0.3 g

Preparation

  1. Break off a 2-inch piece of the ginger root (roughly the size of your thumb). Rinse, dry and peel it, and then slice into coins. Place the ginger in a blender. 
  2. Rinse, dry and peel the carrots. Roughly chop them and place in the blender.
  3. Juice the lime and add juice to the blender. Add all remaining ingredients and blend until the mixture is completely smooth. If too thick add equal amounts of oil and vinegar to thin the dressing.
  4. Taste the dressing and if it is too sweet then add additional lime juice or vinegar. It should have a hint of tartness, but if it tastes too sour then add a bit more honey.
  5. Store leftover dressing in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices

0

Helpful hints

  • Ginger is very fibrous and may be tough to cut. To peel the ginger root hold it firmly in one hand and then hold the bowl of a metal spoon firmly in your other hand. Scrape the edge of the spoon against the ginger root to peel off the skin.
  • Use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce if desired. Replace honey with maple syrup if desired.
  • This dressing is versatile enough to be paired with any fresh salad greens of your choice. Try it with cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers, cabbage and also other Asian-inspired dishes.

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