Sexy Salad: Detox Carrot & Ginger Dressing
This weekend my friend announced she was going on a detox diet. Of course the first thing that came to mind was that awful juice cleanse, however she posted a link to one of Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP newsletters with the actual plan she was going to be following. I took a look, curious as to what Gwyneth and her detox specialist recommended, and was actually surprised to find it looked like a substantial diet. Sure there’s a fair share of breakfast smoothies and superfood juices, but there’s also some healthy soups, chicken teriyaki, and this super-healthy carrot and ginger salad dressing recipe. I was intrigued. Now, being the foodie I am, there’s no chance I could really stick to a strict plan, nor do I feel I really need to, but I did set out this Sunday with a grocery list comprised of some key ingredients from the GOOP detox menu, excited to cut out sugars, carbs and most dairy and see how I felt at the end of the week. So far its going well! I’m really enjoying my breakfast smoothies (Banana, cherry, milk and Amazing Grass Superfood), chicken teryaki lunches with steamed bok choy, and most of all the salads with the carrot and ginger dressing are seriously delicious! I doubled the recipe so I could keep it in the fridge and make quick dinners through the week.
Carrot & Ginger Dressing
- 1 large carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 large shallot, peeled and roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon sweet white miso
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seed oil
- 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
- 2 tablespoons water
Pulse the carrot, shallot and ginger in a blender until finely chopped. Scrape down the sides, add the miso, vinegar and sesame seed oil and whiz together. While the blender is going, slowly drizzle in the grapeseed oil and the water.
What’s in my salad
- Butter Lettuce
- Red Onion
- Sprinkle of Sesame Seeds