Avocado Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing

This avocado salad with carrot ginger dressing is sure to become a favorite simple side salad for weeknight meals! 

Just popping in with a quick recipe today! I'd do my usual bloggy thing and fill up webspace talking about the recipe, life, intuitive eating, yada yada, but I managed to slice my finger open making vegetarian banh mi's tonight, so this whole typing thing isn't going so well. I actually had to layer on two bandaids because it was bleeding so bad - eek!

Anyway, this carrot dressing is pretty addictively good and this salad is super simple. Serve it with seared fish or topped with quinoa to make a complete meal. Enjoy leftover dressing with blanched or raw vegetables as a snack or use as a dipping sauce for dumplings or spring rolls. 

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Avocado Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing

Author: Rachael Hartley, RD, LD, CDE, CLT
Serves: Serves 4

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons white miso
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil

Salad

  • 1 head butter lettuce, chopped, rinsed and dried
  • 2 small avocados, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
  • Toasted sesame seeds
 

Instructions

  1. Place all dressing ingredients except sesame oil in a blender. Blend on high and while motor is running, stream in sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together lettuce and avocado. Drizzle with carrot dressing and garnish with sesame seeds.

Carrot ginger dressing would also be delish with these recipes:

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Nori Rolls with Edamame Spread and Sesame Dipping Sauce
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