Special Diet Information

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

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

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.


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.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 tablespoons

Servings: 4

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