Terrific salad dressing for all salads - especially great for use on cabbage salads. Everyone who has had the dressing wants the recipe.

Recipe Summary

prep:
9 mins
cook:
1 min
total:
10 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 Servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a 1 pint glass jar or larger, combine the garlic, ginger, olive oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and water. Cover the jar with a tight fitting lid, and shake well. Remove lid, and heat jar in the microwave for 1 minute just to dissolve the honey. Let cool, and shake well before serving. Store covered in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition Facts

86 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 3.3g; fat 8.1g; sodium 361.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2003
I changed this dressing to give it more of an authentic Asian style flavor by substituting sesame oil for the olive oil and it ended up tasting GREAT!! I also added some pepper for a bit of a kick along with chopped green onions...what a delicious flavor! Read More
(710)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
The amount of soy sauce called for in this recipe is way too much!! Either reduce it dramatically or triple the honey. I used ground ginger and red wine vinegar. Don't think I'll make this again. Thanks anyway. Read More
(27)
479 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 297
  • 4 star values: 128
  • 3 star values: 32
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2003
I changed this dressing to give it more of an authentic Asian style flavor by substituting sesame oil for the olive oil and it ended up tasting GREAT!! I also added some pepper for a bit of a kick along with chopped green onions...what a delicious flavor! Read More
(710)
Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2003
The only reason I didn't give this recipe five stars is I made the recommended changes that other reviewers posted. I cut the soy sauce to 1/4 cup. I used 1/2 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup sesame oil, and since my carafe was too small I didn't add the water. I did however have to stop myself from eating the dressing with a spoon. This stuff is great. Only additional change I would possibly make is to add more vinegar or less honey, I found it a little too sweet. Read More
(406)
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2003
My wife loves the ginger dressing you get at japaneese restaurants! When I made this she flipped! It was great. I did however take the suggestion of half the called for soy sacuce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2005
This is a fantastic recipe and will make it again! I did make a few changes that everyone has loved: I omit the water and use 1-2Tbs. sugar instead of honey. Instead of olive oil I used half vegetable oil and half sesame oil. I also added 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice and chopped green onions then blended with food processor/blender for the right texture. I have made this dressing a few times and with the little adjustments are always a hit with everyone. Read More
(119)
Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2003
I love the ginger dressing at my favorite Japanese Steakhouse and this is close. I cut the amount of soy in half and substituted half of the olive oil with sesame oil. It was very good in salad with grilled chicken and mandarin oranges. I have even marinated my chicken in the dressing and it makes great marinade. Read More
(102)
Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2004
This is exactly what I was looking for, and it tasted fantastic on the Almond Mandarin Salad also on this web site. I did substitute half the olive oil for sesame oil & left out the water, which I think made a really big (and positive) difference. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2003
I cut down on the soy sauce and added some sesame oil in place of half of the olive oil. I also toasted a few spoons of sesame seeds and added them as well. I used this as the dressing in both a garden salad and a chinese chicken pasta salad. I let the pasta salad marinate in the mixture overnight and it was really good. Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2010
Our favorite dressing! We use reduced sodium soy sauce and agave instead of honey sometimes and it's still delicious! Another great tip to avoid wasting ginger - peel it, stick it in a freezer bag and freeze it! It's actually easier to grate frozen anyway. Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2005
This was very good it was exactly what I was looking for. I tossed it with red leaf lettuce shredded carrots chopped green onions grape tomatoes and sesame seeds; it was wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
The amount of soy sauce called for in this recipe is way too much!! Either reduce it dramatically or triple the honey. I used ground ginger and red wine vinegar. Don't think I'll make this again. Thanks anyway. Read More
(27)
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