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Creamy Orange Ginger Dressing

Creamy orange ginger dressing pairs well with simple Asian inspired salads. It also makes a deliciously flavorful marinade for chicken, shrimp and other meats. Make this easy vinaigrette today and skip the bottled dressing.

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Orange ginger salad dressing makes the perfect compliment to mandarin chicken salad and other Asian inspired salads.

Creamy orange ginger dressing

Our family loves going for hibachi. As weird as it sounds, one of my favorite parts of hibachi isn’t the meat or the entertaining chef. Nope, I love the salad!

I know, who am I even??

But hear me out. The salad is always covered with this creamy dressing that has so much orange and ginger flavor it’s out of this world good. I swear it would make cardboard taste amazing.

And since hibachi isn’t happening here for the foreseeable future, I had to make the dressing. Because yum!

Ingredients

Ingredients for creamy orange ginger dressing: orange juice, honey, peeled ginger, olive oil, garlic, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce

Ingredients for creamy orange ginger dressing: orange juice, honey, peeled ginger, olive oil, garlic, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce

  • Ginger– Fresh ginger forms the base of this recipe. Don’t be tempted to sub ground ginger. Make sure to peel and cube the ginger before you put it in your food processor.
  • Orange juice– Orange juice provides a bit of sweetness and a lovely bright orange flavor. Any kind of orange juice you have on hand will do.
  • Honey– For a touch of extra sweetness use honey. If you want this to be vegan, omit the honey and sub out sugar.
  • Garlic– A fresh garlic clove adds a bit of bite to this dressing.
  • Olive oil– While it might be tempting to use sesame oil instead, don’t! Olive oil has the perfect light flavor for the background of this dressing and emulsifies beautifully.
  • Rice wine vinegar– For just a touch of sour, use rice wine vinegar.
  • Soy sauce– A little bit of soy sauce adds a slight saltiness to balance the flavors of this dressing.

How to Make

Dressing ingredients in the food processor ready to be pulsed

Put everything in the food processor

Making this dressing is so easy! You pretty much just put everything into a good food processor or blender and pulse it or blend it together until it’s smooth and creamy. If you need to, scrape down the sides of the food processor or blender to get any stuck bits of ginger or garlic off. The dressing should be smooth with a little bit of ginger pulp and a very muted light orange when done.

Orange ginger dressing will be creamy after a spin through the food processor

Orange ginger dressing will be creamy after a spin through the food processor

Variations

Orange ginger salad dressing makes the perfect compliment to mandarin chicken salad and other Asian inspired salads.

Creamy orange ginger dressing

You can switch this dressing up a bit. For example:

  • Sub a tablespoon of lime juice for the rice wine vinegar for added citrus flavor.
  • Add extra honey for more sweetness.
  • Feel free to juice an orange instead of using orange juice.
  • For extra orange flavor add the zest of an orange.

How to Store

Orange ginger dressing makes the perfect compliment to mandarin chicken salad and other Asian inspired salads.

Creamy Orange Ginger Dressing

If you have any dressing leftover, store it in airtight container in the fridge. It will last for about 5 days. You may have to give it a good shake or pop it back in the blender prior to serving dressing that has been sitting in the fridge awhile.

What to Serve this Dressing With

Orange ginger dressing makes the perfect compliment to mandarin chicken salad and other Asian inspired salads.

Orange ginger dressing

This dressing is delicious on almost any basic salad, but particularly those with an Asian flair. You could sub the dressing out for dressing in this Sriracha Lime Chicken salad. Or if you wanted a dressing in place of the peanut dressing in this Thai Chicken Salad or on this Thai Quinoa Salad you could use this instead. And it would be incredible with Mandarin Chicken Salad.

 

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Orange ginger salad dressing makes the perfect compliment to mandarin chicken salad and other Asian inspired salads.

Creamy Sesame Ginger Dressing


  • Author: jfletcher
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup of dressing 1x

Description

Creamy orange ginger dressing pairs well with simple Asian inspired salads. It also makes a deliciously flavorful marinade for chicken, shrimp and other meats. Make this easy vinaigrette today and skip the bottled dressing.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 tbs orange juice
  • 6 tbs olive oil- about a heaping 1/3 cup
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup of peeled ginger cubes
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 tbs rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tbs soy sauce

Instructions

Put all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse or blend until smooth.

  • Category: salads, dressings, marinade
  • Method: food processor
  • Cuisine: American, Asian

Keywords: orange ginger dressing, orange ginger salad dressing, hibachi salad dressing, Japanese ginger dressing

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