Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing

This Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing
is extremely versatile. It's also family
friendly because most kids like the
salty-sweet flavor balance characteristic
of Asian salad dressings.

Makes about 1 1/3 cups

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup sesame oil

1/3 cup rice wine vinegar

4 shallots, or 1/2 small onion, peeled

1 clove garlic

1 1/2 inch knob ginger root, peeled

2 tablespoons ketchup

1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce

1 tablespoon sugar

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon chili flakes

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Serve Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing with Teriyaki Fish Salad, use as a dip for steak, chicken or egg rolls. Keep some on hand to drizzle over cooked green beans or a bowl of fresh greens and top with sesame seeds. Endless!

And did you know that ginger has enormous health benefits? Here's a page that tells you all sorts of interesting things about ginger with links to more recipes if you'd like to try cooking with ginger.