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Sexy Salad: Detox Carrot & Ginger Dressing

May 4, 2011

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
  • Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • Red Onion
  • Avocado
  • Sprinkle of Sesame Seeds
7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 5, 2011 10:59 am

    Mmm that dressing does sound uber delish! Good enough to eat even when you’re off the detox!

  2. May 26, 2011 12:22 pm

    Helpful summary, saved the website for hopes to see more!

  3. June 15, 2011 10:37 pm

    This looks amazing and refreshing, can’t wait to try it out!

  4. November 15, 2013 4:44 pm

    Heya great blog! Does running a blog such as this take a large
    amount of work? I’ve no expertise in computer programming but I was
    hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyhow, if you have any
    ideas or techniques for new blog owners please share.
    I understand this is off topic however I simply wanted to ask.
    Many thanks!

    • November 15, 2013 4:59 pm

      The majority of the work is with the cooking, photographing, and writing the blog. But the blog itself is easy enough because I just use a free template through wordpress. I’ve modified a few things like my own masthead as well as managing custom fonts through TypeKit. But other than that, its not too bad!


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