This Carrot Dressing is so easy to make even for busy moms!
When we are busy, we tend to rely on convenience despite all of the additives. And you don’t really feel good about it afterward.
Whether you want to feel better or keep your family healthy, this will help you achieve your goal!
In this article, you’ll find how to make Japanese carrot dressing.
Ingredients for Japanese carrot dressing
- Carrots 100g
- Bartlett Pear (ripe) 75g *Sweeter apples like Fuji & Ambrosia can be an alternative.
- White onion 50g
- Soy Sauce 4 tbsp
- Rice Vinegar 2 tbsp
- Olive Oil (extra virgin) 2 tbsp
- Sugar 1 tsp * I used organic cane sugar.
Just to let you know that the mixture is a guidance. Everyone has personal preferences or limited access. Cooking is just like clothes, pick what you like and mix & match for personalization.
Instructions for carrot dressing
Step 1: Peel, Cut & Measure
First, peel the carrots, onion, and pear/apple skin. When you are done, cut them into small pieces and measure the amount you need.
Next, mix all of the ingredients for the mixture together. This will be added with your cut pieces in the next step.
Tip: Homegrown or locally grown carrots are the best for adding rich flavor!
Step 2: Blend
Next, put all those pieces into a mixing container. Then simply add the mixture on top, and turn on the hand blender/food processor.
Even if you forget to add the mixture, you’ll see it immediately. So when that happens, just relax and stop the blender. Add the mixture and restart!
When all chunks disappear, stop the machine. Now, get a spatula ready for the next step.
Tip: I found that the hand blender is much easier to clean after. Be careful when washing the blade and other pieces.
Final Step: Pour & Store
Now, pour the carrot dressing into a jar, and store it in the fridge. You can eat it right away, but it tastes much better if you leave it overnight. Like the onion dressing I’ve created, onion increases in sweetness overtime.
If you like to experiment, try both: freshly made & enhanced overnight carrot dressing!
Again, keep it in the fridge and enjoy it.
This Carrot Dressing is definitely good for salad. But it can add a professional chef-like flavor on meat and fish as well.
It’s quite versatile so you might even feel as if you were eating at a well established restaurant…
Last month, my students and I learned about Terry Fox. During our research, I found out about a shocking prediction for Canadians. Researchers guesstimated that almost half of us would get cancer. Can you believe that?! Almost every second person!! That could mean half of our children…
As a mom and an educator, I couldn’t let that happen. So we have to work together to protect/educate our future generations. It’s difficult to eliminate all of the convenience, but we can reduce the amount of additives for sure.
I just checked a couple of store bought dressings, and one contains 14 ingredients, and the other one with 18. Meanwhile, the carrot dressing only contains 7 familiar ingredients. When you eat salad, check the label for fun. You’ll be surprised to see some of the unreadable words listed on it.
In conclusion, homemade carrot dressing helps you feel good and keeps your family healthy! After all, “We are what we eat.”
Please leave a comment when you make one or modify the recipe! ❤️