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Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in this recipe.

 

"A well-made salad must have a certain uniformity; it should make perfect sense for those ingredients to share a bowl."
-Yotam Ottolenghi

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This is the salad dressing recipe that you will often find on Asian style salads in restaurants. The combination of the umami flavor in the soy with ginger and roasted garlic is perfect. If you want to add a bit of spice, put in about 1/8 teaspoon of red pepper flakes before blending.

The recipe is a great example of how you can control sodium by using simple ingredients to make your salad dressing. If you look at similar bottled dressings on the market, they have more calories, but more importantly, they have a lot more sodium generally at least twice as much as is in this recipe.

It is a great salad dressing and you don't need very much to bring a lot of flavor to your salad. Try it as a spread on sandwiches also.

Sesame Oil

Pressing the oil from sesame seeds produces sesame oil. Much like other seed oils (olive oil for example), the oil is cold pressed, meaning that no heat is used in the initial extraction process.

Light sesame oil has the fresh taste of sesame seeds. Dark sesame oil has been pressed from sesame seeds that have been toasted and, consequently, have a nuttier flavor. Dark sesame oil is more commonly used in Asian recipes.

Sesame oil is low in saturated fat but has less monounsaturated fats than canola oil. The beauty of this oil is that the flavor is so distinct that a little goes a very long way. Combining a 1:1 mixture of dark sesame oil with canola oil provides fantastic flavor. Keep in mind that a teaspoon of any oil has 5 grams of fat.

1 tsp. sesame oil = 43 calories, 4.5g fat, <1g sat fat, 1.5g mono fat, 0g protein, 0g carbohydrates, 0mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol


 

Ginger Garlic Salad Dressing



Servings = 4 | Serving size =2 tablespoons

Cooking Time = 15 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe also requires making Roasted Garlic

The dressing keeps well, refrigerated, for about 4 days. Note that cooking time does not include chilling time.

8 cloves roasted garlic
1 Tbsp fresh ginger (finely minced)
2 tsp toasted (dark) sesame oil
3 tsp low sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari sauce
1/2 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp rice vinegar
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
2 Tbsp 2% milk
1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

Garlic Ginger Salad Dressing from Dr. Gourmet
Place the garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, vinegar, pepper, milk and mayonnaise in a blender or mini-chopper.

Process until smooth.

Chill.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 2 tablespoons

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 81 Calories from Fat 53
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 9%
    Saturated Fat 1g 4%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 5mg 1%
Sodium 158mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars 1g  
Protein 0g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 3% Iron 1%
Vitamin K 5 mcg Potassium 55 mg
Magnesium 5 mg