real raw kitchen: RECIPE: Carrot Ginger dressing and a South Beach salad

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

RECIPE: Carrot Ginger dressing and a South Beach salad

There is this salad shop on the beach that makes THE best salads. There are few places here in Miami that can really satisfy my salad needs and even fewer that offer salads with more than three ingredients. So when I discovered this place I was ecstatic. Any time I am at the beach I make a point to let myself get hungry enough to just have to get a salad from there. 


I usually order the Superfood Salad because it has the most fun ingredients in it. Then, one day I was craving the salad bad and didn't want to drive all the way to the beach (a quick geography AND cultural lesson on Miami: Miami does not equal the beach. There is a very small portion that is actual beach. Everywhere else is just.. well.. Miami.)

What I was craving the most was the dressing. It is so simple and refreshing. Every time I'm there I make a comment to my SO (who is a good sport) about how I could probably easily make something similar. So the day I craved the big salad was the day it came to fruition.


The sign always says "Carrot Ginger Dressing" so I thought carrots and ginger was a good place to start. Then I just added water and oil to liquefy it and thicken it up at the same time. And then I had a dressing!


Carrot Ginger Dressing:
a recipe
3-4 carrots, peeled and chopped
1/4" piece of ginger root, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup water
1-2 T olive oil

Blend the carrots, ginger, and water in a high speed blender. Add the oil last and blend until smooth.

SoBe inspired salad:
ingredients
3-4 cups greens, spinach and spring
1 cup broccoli, chopped
1/2 avocado, diced
1/4 purple cabbage, sliced
1 T pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup mulberries, dried raisins work too

Mix everything and enjoy! Play with it, add what you've got, leave out what you don't. I like these ingredients and I find that especially cruciferous veggies taste good with this dressing.


xo


2 comments:

  1. loving your site and recipes - I've been trawling around it for the last few hours :)

    I was wondering how you found eating raw broccoli...I've found it makes me gassy and feels hard to digest. Any tips on what I could do to make things easier or is cooking it in some way (i.e. steaming) the only option.

    Thanks so so much! x

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    1. aw well thank ya! Raw broccoli is definitely a bit difficult to digest compared to steamed or cooked. When I include it in my salads, raw, I only use about 1/4 to a 1/2 a cup and I make a serious effort to chew thoroughly and eat slowly. (one bad experience with massive amounts of raw broccoli taught me an important lesson!!) Maybe start small and see what your body can handle? Otherwise I do prefer to steam it or roast it if I'm enjoying a cooked meal. Definitely listen to your body!!

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